Colombia 1842-B RS 1/2 real

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from Sedwick Treasure Auction 21, lot 1342

This specimen was lot 1342 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bogota, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1842, assayer RS. Beautifully rainbow-toned XF with traces of black encrustation, good rims." This half real is one of a series issued from Bogotá and Popayán 1838-48.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.26 g, .666 fine silver, .019 troy oz ASW, this specimen 1.42 grams.

Catalog reference: Restrepo-177.7; KM-96.1.


  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.

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