Colombia 1852-B 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 1460 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $7,260. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA, Republica de Nueva Granada. 1830-1859. AR 1/4 Real. Bogotá mint. Dated 1852. Type with two caducei. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 66. Very light moderate patina. Super gem UNC. Rare two year type. Purchased from M. Louis Teller, March 1984." This type is recorded for 1852 and 1858 from Bogotá only and is supposedly common. Popayán continued to strike the prior type (KM 108.2). This date is not priced in uncirculated but this specimen realized 36 times the catalog value in XF.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 0.90 g, .900 fine silver, plain edge, this specimen Ø11 mm, 0.82 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 113.
- 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.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.