Colombia 1840-B RS 1/2 real
"Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1840RS. Lustrous AU, no toning, nice strike but with evidence of die-clashing in legend. Note that KM gives the fineness as 0.666 but Restrepo says 0.885, which seems more likely in this case since the coin looks like high-grade silver."This half real is one of a series issued from Bogotá and Popayán 1838-48.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.26 g, .666 fine silver?, .027 troy oz ASW, this specimen 1.4 grams.
Catalog reference: Restrepo-177.3; KM-96.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.