Colombia 1860-B 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 1621 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $575. The catalog description noted, "1860 10 pesos. Bogotá mint. EF-45 (NGC). Head of Liberty to left, CONFEDERACION GRANADINA around, date below/arms with furled flags, legends around, mint below. Medium gold, scattered fine surface marks, a bit granular in appearance. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." This type was struck 1858-62 and is slightly more common than the ten pesos of the previous regime.
Recorded mintage: 9,687.
Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold, .467 troy oz AGW, this specimen: 16.11 grams, 26.10 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 129.1, Fr-88.
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