Colombia 1841-P VU 1/2 real
This specimen was lot 44123 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,110. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1/2 Real, 1841-VU/RU. Popayan Mint. VF-25 (PCGS). cf. KM-96.2; cf. Restrepo-178.9. Restrepo lists 1841-VU as 'rare', but does not mention the overassayer. Honest even wear and dark gray toning. A solid pleasing circulated example of a rare assayer combination, perhaps even more so as an unlisted sub variety. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Freeman Craig auction, May 8, 1984." This type was struck at Bogotá and Popayan 1838-48. Assayer RU is also noted for this date.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.26 g, .666 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-96.2; Restrepo-178.9.
- 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 and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.