Colombia 1851-B 1/4 real

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 1459

This specimen was lot 1459 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $4,235. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA, Republica de Nueva Granada. 1830-1859. AR 1/4 Real. Bogotá mint. Dated 1851. Plain edge variety. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. Extremely choice lightly toned uncirculated. Very scarce. The only specimen ever graded. Purchased from Freeman Craig, March 1979." This type is recorded for 1849-58 from Bogotá and Popayán and is supposedly common. This date is not priced in uncirculated but this specimen realized fifty times the catalog value in XF.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.90 g, .900 fine silver, plain edge, this specimen Ø11 mm, 0.81 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: KM 108.1.


  • 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.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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