Colombia 1857-B 1/2 decimo

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 1115
The specimen shown was lot 1115 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $92. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 decimo, 1857. Richly toned AU- (scarce grade) with die-crack through first A of GRANADA."
This half décimo, an early effort at a decimal coinage, was accompanied by a silver one décimo of similar design (KM 115).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, .036 troy oz ASW, this specimen 1.2 grams.

Catalog reference: Restrepo-181.10; KM-114.


  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.

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