Colombia 1864-B 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 12228 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1864 10 Pesos. Bogotá mint. AU-53 (PCGS). Another example of this highly elusive issue. Light yellow gold with strong luster for the grade. Many tiny marks are seen, but the aesthetic appeal remains strong. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins." This type was struck at Bogotá (shown here) 1862-66, Medellin (Fr-104) 1864-71 and Popayan (Fr-103) 1863-70. 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 M331.4, KM 141.1, Fr-102.
- 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.