Colombia 1855-B 10 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 12198
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This specimen was lot 12198 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,500. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1855 10 Pesos. Bogotá mint. MS-62 (PCGS). Highly lustrous light yellow gold, very attractive though showing many tiny marks scattered on both sides. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins." 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 M207.3, KM 116.2, Fr-86.

Source:

  • [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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