Colombia 1844-B 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 44147 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $70. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1/4 Real, 1844. VF-35 (PCGS). Six pointed star. Honest even wear and light toning. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck at Bogotá and Popayán 1837-48.
Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date.
Specification: 0.68 g, 0.666 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-90.1; Restrepo-172.15a.
- 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.