Colombia 1843-B RS 8 reales
This specimen was lot 42419 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1843-RS 8 Reales. Bogotá mint. AU-58 (PCGS). Brilliant, frosty, and lustrous, with just a hint of golden toning. The central reverse is a bit soft, otherwise ideal for the grade. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck 1839-46 at Bogotá only. It was replaced in 1847 by KM 106 which weighed only 20 grams. In this period, Popayán was busy striking gold pesos.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: .666 silver (= "LEI OCHO DINEROS"), 22.93 grams.
Catalog reference: KM 98, Restrepo 194.9.
- 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 and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.