Colombia 1857-B 1/2 decimo
"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.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.