Colombia 1845-P UM 16 pesos
This specimen was lot 12166 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,500. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1845-UM 16 Pesos. Popayán mint. MS-62 (PCGS). Frosty medium yellow gold with bright luster. The planchet is a little crude, incomplete at 10:00 on the obverse and 8:00 on the reverse, affecting one letter on the obverse and two on the reverse. Some shallow laminations and adjustment marks are noted at the central obverse. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Stack's sale of February 1968, lot 1026." This type, struck at Popayán 1837-46, replaced the earlier eight escudos (KM 82.2) and is identical in size and weight. It was also produced at Bogotá. Assayer UM is listed for 1842-46.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M212.21, KM 94.2, Fr-75.
- 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, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.