Colombia 1857-B decimo
This specimen was lot 1470 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,028.50. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA, Republica de Nueva Granada. 1830-1859. AR Decimo. Bogotá mint. Dated 1857. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. A superb gem BU. Fully frosted and full luster with wonderful strike. The only coin of this date ever certified and virtually unimprovable. Purchased from Freeman Craig, June 1973." This type is listed for 1853-58 from Bogotá only. It is priced rather low in the SCWC but is seldom seen in decent condition.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, plain edge, this specimen Ø19 mm, 2.44 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 115.
- 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.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.