Colombia 1845-B RS 1/2 real
This specimen was part of lot 44105 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $156. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. Lot of (5) 1/2 Reales, 1838-1847. Various Mints. EF Detail--Tooled, VF Detail--Environmental Damage, VF Detail--Scratch, VF Detail--Cleaned, & EF Detail--Damage (PCGS). 5 pieces in lot. KM-96.1 and KM-96.2, Restrepo types 177 and 178. Dated 1838, 1845, 1846, and 1847/6 (all Bogota), and 1846-Popayan. All with full details. The 1838-Bogota (tooled on obverse) is listed by Restrepo as 'rare', and by Krause as '2-4 pieces known'. The 1847/6 exhibits an "L" stamped into the obverse. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck at Bogotá and Popayan 1838-48.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.26 g, .666 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-96.1; Restrepo-177.
- 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.