Colombia 1857-P 10 pesos

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40066
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40066 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 10 Pesos, 1857. Popayán Mint. PCGS MS-63. The only example of the date graded by PCGS. Lustrous and attractive. Minor obverse planchet flaw. Very original." 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 was struck 1857-58 and is slightly more common than previous issues of the 1850's, which lacked the "DIEZ PESOS" on the reverse.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-86; KM-122.2.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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