Colombia 1856-B peso
This specimen was part of lot 44203 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), which sold for $1,020. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. A trio of Bogotá Pesos, all certified as AU Details — Cleaned by PCGS. Included are 1855; 1856/5; 1856. (Total: 3 pieces). From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck 1855-59 with numerous overdates, including an 1856/5. The design was changed to a liberty head style in 1868-71, after which the silver peso was dropped in favor of fifty centavos. The type is not rare but scarce in nice condition.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, 37 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 118.
- 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.
- 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.