Colombia 1842-P UM 2 pesos

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 1455

This specimen was lot 1455 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $5,445. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA, Republica de Nueva Granada. 1830-1859. AV 2 Pesos. Popayán mint. Dated 1842 UM/VU. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65. Unbelievable rich gold lustrous surfaces with incredible strike. A true gem. This over-mintmark is unlisted by KM. One of the finest Colombian gold coins we have seen in any denomination. Purchased from M. Louis Teller, May 1988." This type was struck 1838-46 at Popayán only. The Bogotá mint restricted itself to gold pesos and sixteen pesos during this period.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.375 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW, this specimen Ø18 mm, 3.62 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: KM 95 (unlisted over-mintmark); Friedberg 76.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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