Colombia 1858-B 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 20339 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1/4 Real, 1858. Bogotá Mint. PCGS EF-40 Secure Holder. KEY TYPE AND DATE. Type with caduc[e]us at either side of denomination on reverse, and the much better year of the two years issued. Completely intact design with a wash of blue toning covering portions of the fields. A type typically seen missing from even the most advanced collections, and in the relatively high grade seen here a coin sure to generate much excitement." This is the last issue of this denomination, which was converted to a quarter décimo or 2½ centavos in 1860. The Popayán issue (KM 108.2) for 1858 is scarce and the Bogotá, shown here, is rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 0.90 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.026 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-113; Restrepo-Type 176#2.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.