Colombia 1841-P VU 16 pesos
This specimen was lot 12156 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1841-VU 16 Pesos. Popayán mint. AU-55 (PCGS). A good deal of flashy reflectivity is noted near the rims on both sides. Other areas are frosty, all evenly toned in light yellow gold. Scattered abrasions are present. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Stack's sale of May 1971, lot 846." 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 VU is listed for 1841-42; assayer RU is rare for 1841.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M212.11, 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.