Colombia 1863-B 10 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 12223
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This specimen was lot 12223 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $2,640. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1863 10 Pesos. Bogotá mint. MS-62+ (PCGS). The Mortimer Hammel specimen, one of the finest survivors of this date. Superb luster and choice eye appeal, with deep orange peripheral toning around rich yellow gold centers. The obverse shows heavy die clashes in the field, not to be confused with scratches or other flaws. Only minor marks are present, and the surfaces remain bright and fresh. A superb example. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Stack's sale of the Mortimer Hammel Collection, September 1982, lot 781." This type was struck at Bogotá (shown here) 1862-66, Medellin 1864-71 and Popayan (Fr-103) 1863-70. While not cheap, it is considerably more available than the five pesos.

Recorded mintage: 17,000.

Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Restrepo M331.2, KM 141.1, Fr-102.


  • [1]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.

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