Colombia 1864-B decimo
The first specimen shown was lot 1127 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $166.75. The catalog description noted, "Bogotá, Colombia, 1 decimo, 1864. Nice XF (rare grade) with muted luster and deep, colorful toning all over." The second specimen was lot 44251 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $720. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. Decimo, 1864. Bogota Mint. MS-65 (PCGS). Fully lustrous with gorgeous gray and iridescent toning. A real gem quality example. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This décimo, an early effort at a decimal coinage, was struck 1863-66 at Bogotá and Popayán.
Recorded mintage: 39,000.
Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, .072 troy oz ASW, the first specimen 2.5 grams.
Catalog reference: Restrepo-266.2; KM-145.1.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.