Colombia 1858-B 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 12208 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,440. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1858/7 10 Pesos. Bogotá mint. MS-62 (PCGS). Highly lustrous medium yellow gold with very clean and attractive surfaces. A minor rim bruise, common for this issue, is noted at 9:00 on the reverse. Not quite fully struck but very attractive. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Stack's sale of December 1968, lot 219." This type was struck at Bogotá 1857-58. While not cheap, it is considerably more available than the five pesos.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M209.2, KM 122.1, Fr-85.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
- 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.
- 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.