Colombia 1844-P UM 1/2 real
This example is a half real struck for REPUBLICA DE NUEVA GRANADA from 1838-1848 at the Popayán mint. The initials UM correspond to the assayers. Nueva Granada was a centralist Republic created upon the dissolution of Gran Colombia in 1830. The region held this name until 1858, when the Granadine Confederation was formed.
Recorded mintage: unknown but very scarce.
Specification: 1.26 g, .666 fine silver, .269 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 96.2.
- 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.