Colombia 1846-B 1/4 real

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 1446

This specimen was lot 1446 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,573. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA, Republica de Nueva Granada. 1830-1859. AR 1/4 Real. Bogotá mint. Dated 1846. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65. Light even toning overall and a strong strike. Gem BU. The only graded example for this date. Purchased from M. Louis Teller, March 1976." This type is recorded for 1837-48 and is supposedly common. This date is not priced in uncirculated but this specimen realized seventeen times the catalog value in XF.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.68 g, .666 fine silver, plain edge, this specimen Ø11 mm, 0.75 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: KM 90.1.


  • 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.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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