Colombia 1847 10 reales
This specimen was lot 1467 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $4,840. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA, Republica de Nueva Granada. 1830-1859. AR 10 Reales. Popayán mint. Dated 1847. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. Lustrous extremely choice brilliant uncirculated with just a hint of patina on the border of this piece. None graded higher and extremely rare in this grade. A somewhat better date that rarely shows up. Purchased from Houston Numismatic Exchange, June 1970." This type was struck 1847-49 at the Bogotá and Popayán mints without mintmarks and is scarce but not rare in circulated condition. It is the first type struck in Colombia to the metric standard; the second being KM 111, struck 1850-51. It was replaced by a silver peso (KM 118) struck 1855-59 which is quite a bit more available. The richly symbolic obverse design has made this type among the more popular South American crowns.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen Ø37 mm, 25.28 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 107; Cr 159.
- 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.