Colombia 1863-B 1/2 decimo
The specimen shown is a half décimo from the Bogotá mint, one of a type struck 1863-65 while the country was known as the "Estados Unidos de Colombia." The design was changed to a liberty head style in 1868-71. The type is not rare but scarce in nice condition.
Recorded mintage: 28,000 for 1863-64.
Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, .036 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 144.
- 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.