Colombia 1859-P 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 44217 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $105. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1/4 Real, 1859. Popayan Mint. EF Detail--Environmental Damage (PCGS). First year of issue. Boldly struck, full details visible, in good shape despite details grade. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type, struck 1859-62, is very similar to KM 108.2 (1849-58) except it is .666 fine instead of .900 fine.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 0.90 g, .666 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-123; Restrepo-221.1.
- 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.