Colombia 1859-P 2 pesos
This specimen was lot 1620 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $368. The catalog description noted, "1859 2 pesos. Popayán mint. AU details (NCS). Head of Liberty to left, legends around, date below/denomination in wreath, legends around. Mount removed, typical granular jewelry surfaces, light yellow gold. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." This type was struck 1859-60 only. Similar dos pesos, with varying legends, were struck 1849-51 (KM 99, Bogotá mint), 1857-58 (KM 121, Popayán mint), 1863 (KM 147, Medellin mint) and 1871-76 (KM A114, Medellin mint).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.22 g, .900 fine gold, .093 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 3.14 grams, 16.50 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 127, Fr-92.
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