Colombia 1851-P 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 44189 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $105. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1/4 Real, 1851. Popayan Mint. VF Detail--Environmental Damage (PCGS). Full details on devices and most of peripheral areas despite dark encrustation. Date clear. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck at Popayan 1849-58. The previous cornucopia obverse (KM 90.2) was superseded by this pomegranate obverse (KM 108.2).
Recorded mintage: unknown but a better date.
Specification: 0.90 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-108.2; Restrepo-175.5.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.