Colombia 1842-B RS peso oro

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Eliasberg lot 1599
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 1599 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $345. The catalog description[1] noted, "1842 RS 1 peso. Bogotá mint. MS-63 (NGC). Types as above. Deep orange highlights on lustrous medium gold surfaces. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." This type was minted at Bogotá 1837-46 and replaced the earlier KM 84.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .047 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 1.63 grams, 15.20 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 93, Fr-77.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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.

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