Colombia 1863-B peso
The specimen shown is a peso from the Bogotá mint, one of a type struck 1862-68 while the country was known as the "Estados Unidos de Colombia." The design was changed to a liberty head style in 1868-71, after which the silver peso was dropped in favor of fifty centavos. The type is not rare but scarce in nice condition. There is a very rare issue from Popayán (KM 139.2).
Recorded mintage: 18,000.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .7234 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 139.1.
- 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.