Colombia 1866-P 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 12234 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $3,600. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1866 10 Pesos. Popayán mint. MS-64 (PCGS). Frosty and beautiful light yellow gold, extraordinary quality for this issue. The dies are crude, including a rim cud at 11:00 on the obverse that matches the one on the Sedwick specimen, but there are no post-striking flaws to describe. Probably unique in this quality. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Swiss Bank Corp.'s Auction 34, January 1994, lot 3148." 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: unknown.
Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M332.4, 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.