Colombia 1844-B RS 1/2 real
This specimen was lot 44142 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $288. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1/2 Real, 1844/3-RS. Bogota Mint. AU-55 (PCGS). Clear and bold 4/3 overdate. Decent strike with attractive gray to russet toning. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck at Bogotá and Popayan 1838-48.
Recorded mintage: unknown but no premium for the overdate.
Specification: 1.26 g, .666 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-96.1; Restrepo-177.10.
- 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.