Colombia 1847-B 8 reales
This type was struck 1847 only at the Bogotá mint and is scarce but not rare in circulated condition. It is the last eight reales struck in Colombia; at 20 grams, it is only 80% of the ten reales (KM 107) which superseded it. The richly symbolic obverse design has made this type among the more popular South American crowns.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 20 g, .900 fine, .578 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 106.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
- Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.