Colombia 1844-B RS 8 reales
This specimen was lot 42421 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1844-RS 8 Reales. Bogotá mint. EF Detail — Tooled (PCGS). Rainbow iridescence covers deep golden gray and tobacco brown surfaces. The reverse is flecked with tiny planchet voids and a series of scratches is noted at the right extremity of the obverse scroll. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Christie's (Dallas) sale of the Norweb Collection, November 1985, lot 738. Earlier, from the Virgil Brand Collection." 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 194.10.
- 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.