Colombia 1861-B 10 pesos

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Eliasberg lot 1622
Colombia 1861B 10 pesos rev Eliasberg AN36103385-rz.jpg
another specimen; Heritage sale 397
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

The first specimen was lot 1622 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $862.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "1861 10 pesos. Bogotá mint. AU-55 (NGC). Types as above. Medium gold, rim scrape at 9:00 on reverse. A better date of this type. 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: 834.

Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold, .467 troy oz AGW, this specimen: 16.05 grams, 26.20 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 129.1, Fr-88.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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