Colombia 1853-B 16 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 12180
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This specimen was lot 12180 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $2,520. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA 1853 16 Pesos. Bogotá mint. AU-58 (PCGS). Superb cartwheel luster is seen on both sides but is especially bright and fresh on the reverse. Medium yellow gold with some highlights of pale green. An impressively attractive specimen of this type, showing some bagmarks but nothing individually serious. A rare issue, the final date in this brief and elusive series. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Kreditanstalt, Zurich, April 1971." This type, struck at Bogotá 1848-53, is rare, unlike the earlier 16 pesos (Fr-74) of 1837-49.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 25.81 g, .900 fine gold, .746 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Restrepo M213.6, KM 100, Fr-78.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • 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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