Colombia 1858-P 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 44215 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1/4 Real, 1858. Popayan Mint. VF-30 (PCGS). Restrepo lists date as "very rare". Well struck and fully detailed with dark gray toning. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck at Popayan 1849-58. The previous cornucopia obverse (KM 90.2) was superseded by this pomegranate obverse (KM 108.2).
Recorded mintage: unknown but the key date.
Specification: 0.90 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-108.2; Restrepo-175.16.
- 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, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.