Colombia 1856-B 10 pesos

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3590
This type was struck 1853-57 at Popayán and Bogotá. In 1859, the country changed its name from the Republica de Nueva Granada to the Confederacion Granadina, which name was used until 1862, when it became the Estados Unidos de Colombia. This specimen was lot 3590 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Republik Nueva Granada, 1837-1859 10 Pesos 1856. Popayan. Sehr schön. Schrötlingsfehler. (republic of Nueva Granada, 1837-59, ten pesos of 1856, Popayan mint. Very fine, Planchet defect.)"
Despite the auction description, this specimen is clearly mintmarked "BOGOTA", not "POPAYAN".

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 16.4 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 16.36 g.

Catalog reference: KM 116.1. Fr-80.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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