Colombia 1854-B 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 12196 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,140. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1854 10 Pesos. Bogotá mint. AU-58 (PCGS). Deeply toned in rich medium yellow gold and orange, with lively cartwheel luster seen on both sides. A die crack spiders through the letters of UBLICA. Well struck and problem free. This was the only Bogotá 10 Pesos of this design type represented in the very thorough Hammel Collection. It brought $1,900 at the nadir of the market in 1982. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Stack's sale of the Mortimer Hammel Collection, September 1982, lot 761." This type was struck at Bogotá 1853-57 and Popayan 1853, 1856-7. While not cheap, it is considerably more available than the five pesos.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 16.4 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M207.2, KM 116.1, Fr-79.
- 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.