Colombia 1844-P UM 2 pesos

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40351
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This type was struck 1838-46 at Popayán only. The Bogotá mint restricted itself to gold pesos and sixteen pesos during this period. This specimen was lot 40351 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $2,640. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1844-UM 2 Pesos. Popayán mint. MS-64 (PCGS). A spectacular example of this denomination. Fully struck and boldly lustrous over choice yellow gold surfaces. A thin die crack crosses the reverse shield below center. In terms of preservation, this is the finest example of this design type in the collection. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Steinberg's, July 1981."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-76; KM-95; Restrepo 202.9.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • [1]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.

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