Colombia 1865-P 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 12231 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,440. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1865 10 Pesos. Popayán mint. MS-61 (PCGS). Choice for the grade with rich frosty luster over light yellow gold surfaces. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Spink America's sale of the Norweb Collection, March 1997, lot 582." 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: 8,727.
Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M332.3, 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.