Colombia 1848 1/20 real
The specimens shown are a decimo and half decimo de real from 1847-48, one of Colombia's first attempts to issue copper coins since the emergency issues of the 1820's. They were minted in London and had a face value of one-half centavo of a peso. It was not a success, as no further base metal coins were issued until the 1870's.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 5 g, copper, 23.5 mm diameter, plain edge.
Catalog reference: Restr-170, KM 101.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.