Colombia 1840-B RS 8 reales
This specimen was lot 1453 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $9,075. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA, Republica de Nueva Granada. 1830-1859. AR 8 Reales. Bogotá mint. Dated 1840 RS. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. Very light patina over very lustrous fields. Very well struck. When viewing this coin, eminent South American specialist Freeman Craig said this was the finest known. It is eight grades higher than the next specimen graded. Purchased from M.T.B., December 1978." This type was struck 1839-46 at Bogotá only. It was replaced in 1847 by KM 106 which weighed only 20 grams.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: .666 silver (= "LEI OCHO DINEROS"), 22.93 grams, this specimen Ø37 mm, 23.27 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 98; Cr 147.
- 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.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.