Colombia 1844-P UM 16 pesos

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Goldberg sale 78, lot 2428
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 2428 in Goldberg sale 78 (Los Angeles, January 2014), where it sold for $1,351. The catalog description[1] noted, "Colombia. 16 Pesos, 1844-UM (Popayán). Liberty head left. Reverse: Arms. Toned with luster. NGC graded AU-53." This type was struck at Popayán 1837-46 and at Bogotá 1837-49 and superseded the earlier eight escudos. Both types are common enough that some attempt to collect complete date sets.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-75; KM-94.2.


  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Yifu Che and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg sale 78: the pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2014.

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