Colombia 1857-B peso
The specimen shown is a peso from the Bogotá mint, one of a type struck 1855-59 while the country was known as "Nueva Granada." The design was changed 1859-61 to read "Granadine Confederation." The specimen shown here is dated 1857. There exists one known overdate, that of 1857/6. The first example shown was lot 8182 in Ponterio sale 160 (Baltimore, April 2011) where it sold for $138. The catalog description read, "COLOMBIA. Peso, 1857. Bogotá mint. Toned. NGC EF-40."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .7234 troy oz ASW.
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.