Colombia 1860-P 1/4 decimo
This specimen was lot 1475 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,149.50. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA, Confederación Granadina. 1858-1863. AR 1/4 Real. Popayán mint. Dated 1860. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. Lovely toned uncirculated specimen. Incredibly rare in this grade. Ex Norweb Collection (Christie’s Dallas, 6 November 1985), lot 754 (part of)." This type is listed in the SCWC for 1859-62 and as fairly cheap tho it does not turn up often. The second specimen was lot 44228 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $264. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1/4 Decimo, 1860. Popayan Mint. EF-40 (PCGS). Near full details (uneven strike), light toning. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." The third specimen was part of lot 44221 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), which sold for $180. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. Lot of (4) 1/4 Reales, 1860-1865. Popayan Mint. VF-25 & VF-35 (3) (PCGS). 4 pieces in lot. Mixed types. 1860 9 stars reverse PCGS VF-25, fully detailed and toned, 1862 3 stars reverse PCGS VF-35 Restrepo-221.6, fully detailed, 1862/1 3 stars reverse PCGS VF-35, Restrepo-221.5, fully detailed and untoned, and 1865/4 9 stars reverse PCGS VF-35, KM-143.2, Restrepo-248.5, clear date, off center strike, untoned. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specifications: 0.90 g, .666 fine silver, .019 troy oz ASW, this specimen Ø12 mm, 0.85 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: the first specimen: KM 123; the second specimen: KM-132.2; Restrepo-241.1.
- 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.
- 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.