Colombia 1859-B peso KM-126
This specimen was lot 1478 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $3,327.50. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA, Confederación Granadina. 1858-1863. AR Peso. Bogotá mint. Dated 1859 Bogotá. In NGC encapsulation graded AU 58. Moderate overall gray-blue patina on very nice surfaces. This is the highest graded example of this scarce coin. We know of no uncirculated specimen. Ex H. Christensen 73 (8 December 1979), lot 383." The specimen shown is a peso from the Bogotá mint, one of a type struck 1859-61 while the country was known as the "Confederacion Granadina." The design was changed 1862-68 to read "Estados Unidos de Colombia." The type is not rare but scarce in nice condition.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specifications: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, this specimen Ø37 mm, 25.16 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 126; Cr 186.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.