Colombia 1861-P 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 12220 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $780. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1861 10 Pesos. Popayán mint. EF-45 (PCGS). A scarce date, missing from the Sedwick and Eliasberg collections. Lustrous medium yellow gold with many scattered bagmarks and a few light obverse laminations. A larger lamination is seen on the reverse at 3:00. This would be a very hard coin to upgrade. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Boozer and Collins, date unknown." This type was struck at Bogotá (Fr-88) 1859-61 and Popayan (shown here) 1858-62. While not cheap, it is considerably more available than the five pesos.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M235.5, KM 129.2, Fr-89.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.