Colombia 1853-B decimo
This specimen was lot 44200 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $336. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. Decimo, 1853. Bogota Mint. MS-62 (PCGS). Blast white and lustrous. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck 1853-58 and superseded a coin of the same weight but denominated "UN REAL" (KM 112). As the populace was used to eight reales in a peso, the previous coin must have caused confusion and irritation.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, .072 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-115; Restrepo-186.1.
- 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.