Colombia 1845-B RS 16 pesos

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This type, struck at Bogotá 1837-49, replaced the earlier 8 escudos (KM 82.1) and is identical in size and weight. It was also produced at Popayán.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

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

Catalog reference: KM 94.1, Fr-74.

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.

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