Colombia 1847-B RS 16 pesos

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 1456

This specimen was lot 1456 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $24,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA, Republica de Nueva Granada. 1830-1859. AV 16 Pesos. Bogotá mint. Dated 1847 RS. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 66 Star. Superb gem brilliant uncirculated. As fresh as the day it was made. Not improvable. The finest 16 peso ever graded. One of the finest gold coins of any denomination. Purchased from M. Louis Teller, December 1974." This type, struck at Bogotá 1837-49, replaced the earlier eight escudos (KM 82.1) and is identical in size and weight. It was also produced at Popayán. The type is common enough that some attempt to collect date sets.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW, this specimen Ø37 mm, 27.13 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: KM 94.1; Cr 168.


  • 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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