Colombia 1857-B 10 pesos

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 12201
Colombia 1857B 10 pesos rev P177-12201.jpg

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 type is slightly more common than previous issues of the 1850's. This specimen was lot 12201 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 10 Pesos, 1857. Bogotá Mint. NGC MS-62. Exceptionally attractive with nice luster. Ex: Dr. Frank Sedwick Collection." Another ten pesos exists for 1857 with "DIEZ PESOS" added to the reverse.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold, .467 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-80; KM-116.1.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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