Colombia 1859-B 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 12213 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $780. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1859 10 Pesos. Bogotá mint. AU-50 (PCGS). Even medium yellow gold with some luster and good eye appeal. Very elusive, the first issue of this design type from Bogotá. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Coen-Messer, October 1970." This type was struck at Bogotá 1859-61 and Popayan (KM 129.2) 1858-62. While not cheap, it is considerably more available than the five pesos.
Recorded mintage: 3,481.
Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M234.1, KM 129.1, Fr-88.
- 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.