Colombia 1842-P VU 2 reales
Colombia changed its name to the Republic of Nueva Granada. This specimen was lot 25554 and sold on April 15, 2011 for $1,840 at the 2011 April Rosemont Signature World and Ancient Coins (CICF) Auction #3014 by Heritage Auctions. The catalog description noted,
"Popayán 2 Reales 1842-VU, VF35 ANACS, Popayán. Scarcer assayer of year according to Dana and F. Craig but Restrepo ('89) strongly disagrees; one way or another, both are quite elusive. Attractive for this debased type which is also often afflicted with planchet laminations. From The Dana Roberts Collection."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 5.50 g, 0.666 fine silver, 0.1177 oz silver.
Catalog reference: KM 97.2.
- Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont Signature World and Ancient Coins (CICF) Auction #3014, Houston, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.
- 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.