Colombia 1844-P 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 1377 in Sedwick sale 12 (Winter Park, FL, October 2012), where it sold for $5,015. The catalog description noted, "Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1844/33, ex-Lozano, very rare. 0.7 gram. This date (not just the overdate) listed as just scarce in Restrepo but with high values, this specimen with good detail despite light surface corrosion (AVF overall), with rainbow-toning at rims, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Alberto Lozano Villegas collection (Numismaticos Colombianos auction of July, 2004, lot #152)." This specimen sold for over ten times its catalog value. The second specimen was lot 44140 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1/4 Real, 1844/3. Popayan Mint. FINE-12 (PCGS). Clear 1844/3 overdate. Full details present, light gray toning. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." The type was issued at Bogotá 1837-48 and from Popayán 1838-46.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: .68 g, .666 fine silver, the first specimen 0.7 g.
Catalog reference: Restrepo-173.9; KM-90.2; Restrepo-173.10 (second specimen).
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #12, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2012.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
- 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.