Colombia 1859-P 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 1619 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $805. The catalog description noted, "1859 10 pesos. Popayán mint. AU-55 (NGC). Head of Liberty to left, CONFEDERACION GRANADINA around, date below/arms with furled flags, legends around, mint below. Deep orange gold with nice lustre. Scattered obverse abrasions, tiny rim nicks noted, a bit softly struck at central reverse but reflective in the fields. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." 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 1858-62 and is slightly more common than the ten pesos of the previous regime.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold, .467 troy oz AGW, this specimen: 16.07 grams, 26.00 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 129.2, Fr-89.
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