Colombia 1864-P 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 12229 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $780. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1864 10 Pesos. Popayán mint. AU-55 (PCGS). A very scarce issue, called RRR by Sedwick and 'scarce' by Restrepo. The crude designs are well realized on bright medium yellow surfaces, frosty and highly lustrous. A fairly heavy scrape is seen in the left obverse field beneath STADO, but otherwise this is a choice piece and a uniquely high grade survivor of this issue. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Glendining's sale of November 1971, lot 581." This type was struck at Bogotá (Fr-102) 1862-66, Medellin (Fr-104) 1864-71 and Popayan (shown here) 1863-70. While not cheap, it is considerably more available than the five pesos.
Recorded mintage: 10,000.
Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M333.1, KM 141.3, Fr-103.
- 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.