Colombia 1858-P 10 pesos

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Heritage sale 339, lot 12750
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 12750 in Heritage sale 339 (Orlando, January 2004), where it sold for $1,380. The catalog description[1] noted, "Nueva Granada. Gold 10 Pesos 1858 Popayán, UNC, full blazing mint luster, almost prooflike in areas of the obverse. The strike is slightly soft on both sides at the center and there is one very light planchet lamination across the DE on the obverse. All in all, a most attractive example of a Popayán gold issue." 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.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 339: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2003.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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