Colombia 1845-B RS real
This specimen was lot 1449 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $2,722.50. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA, Republica de Nueva Granada. 1830-1859. AR Real. Bogotá mint. Dated 1845 RS. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65. Deeply toned gem UNC. Scarcest date of this type. Highest graded by seven grades. Purchased from World-Wide Coins of Atlanta, December 1976." This type is recorded for 1837-48 from Bogotá (shown here) and Popayán and is supposedly common. This date is not priced in uncirculated but this specimen realized eleven times the catalog value in XF. This specimen seems to have a slight clip.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.70 g, .666 fine silver, this specimen Ø20 mm, 2.89 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 91.1.
- 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.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.