Colombia 1862-P 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 12221 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $780. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1862 10 Pesos. Popayán mint. AU-55 (PCGS). The final issue of this type, the last 10 Pesos struck in the name of the Granadine Confederation. Medium yellow gold with flashes of lustrous pale yellow. Well struck, reverse die rotated clockwise a bit. A good looking lightly circulated example of this scarce issue. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From American Numismatic Rarities' sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, April 2005, lot 1623. Earlier, from the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp Estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." 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 M235.6, 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.