Colombia 1866-B 2 decimos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 44257
Colombia SB818-44257r.jpg

This specimen was lot 44257 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $120. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 2 Decimos, 1866. Bogota Mint. AU-55 (PCGS). Well struck with light toning and no problems. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck at Bogotá (shown here) and Popayan 1866-67 and was superseded by a liberty head design in 1870. It is not common but more available than the contemporary one décimo.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat scarce.

Specification: 5 g, .835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-149a.1; Restrepo-279.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]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.

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