Colombia 1840-P RU 16 pesos
This specimen was lot 12151 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1839-RU (sic) 16 Pesos. Popayán mint. AU Detail — Mount Removed (PCGS). Medium yellow gold with orange toning and a plethora of light scratches and scattered hairlines. Some luster remains and the eye appeal is still quite nice. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Manfra, Tordella, and Brookes, June 1968." This type, struck at Popayán 1837-46, replaced the earlier eight escudos (KM 82.2) and is identical in size and weight. It was also produced at Bogotá. Assayer RU (= UR) is listed for 1827-41.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M212.7, KM 94.2, Fr-75.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.