Colombia 1862-P 1/4 decimo

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from Sedwick Treasure Auction 21, lot 1344

This specimen was lot 1344 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $411.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Popayan, Colombia, 1/4 decimo, 1862, three stars on reverse. Bold XF+ with slightly crude rims (as made), curious as a post-Confederation date but attributed based on its old reverse, very similar to the Dana Roberts specimen (ANACS EF 45, lot 25508), which sold for $1092.50 in 2011. Acquired from Davis Burnett in 1979." The SCWC notes this issue of 1859-62 as a quarter real, not a quarter décimo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.90 g, .666 fine silver, .019 troy oz ASW, this specimen 0.75 gram.

Catalog reference: Restrepo-221.6; KM-123.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.

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