Colombia 1850-B 10 reales
This specimen was lot 1037 in Goldberg sale 46 (Beverly Hills, May 2008), where it sold for $2,600. The catalog description noted, "Colombia - Republica de la Nueva Granada. 10 Reales, 1850 (Bogotá). Second condor type. Tripartite shield of arms surmounted by condor with wreath, supporting crossed flags behind. Reverse: Circular wreath with value within; purity below. Excellent and nearly a full strike. The fields fairly clean, and showing fine shimmering cartwheel luster. Light, slightly warm toning. NGC graded MS-63."
This type was struck 1850-51 and is scarce but not rare in circulated condition. It is the second type struck to this standard; the first being KM 107, struck 1847-48. It was replaced by a silver peso (KM 118) struck 1855-59 which is quite a bit more available.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine, .7234 troy oz ASW; this specimen: 24.93 grams.
Catalog reference: WR-14; Eliz-36; KM 111.
- Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 46: the Millenia Collection, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2008.
- 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.