Colombia 1848 10 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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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, .7234 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 107.


  • 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.

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