Colombia 1849-B 2 pesos

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Stack's Bowers 2014 ANA sale, lot 30375
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This specimen was lot 30375 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. Peso, 1849. Bogotá Mint. PCGS Genuine--Mount Removed, Fine Details Secure Holder. RARE type." This type is listed in KM and Friedberg as a two pesos for 1849 and 1851 and is scarce. It superseded a two pesos struck at Popayan 1838-46, which is much more common. The last gold two pesos was struck in 1863.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.22 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-81; KM-99; Res-type-203#2; Sedwick-11.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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.

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