Colombia 1840-B RS 16 pesos
This type was struck 1837-46 at Bogotá and Popayán. This type is common. This specimen was lot 294 in Sedwick sale 9 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description noted, "Bogotá, Colombia, 16 pesos, 1840RS, encapsulated NGC AU-58. Lustrous and lightly toned, nice strike. Lou Collins 4/77."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Sedwick-18. Restrepo-211. KM-94.1.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- 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 F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.