Colombia 1867-M 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 12237 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $840. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1867 10 Pesos. Medellín mint. AU-55 (PCGS). Choice light yellow gold, a bit darker at the rims where the luster remains intense. Well struck for this somewhat crude type, a very attractive piece. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins." This type was struck at Bogotá (Fr-102) 1862-66, Medellin (shown here) 1864-71 and Popayan (Fr-104) 1863-70. While not cheap, it is considerably more available than the five pesos.
Recorded mintage: 14,000.
Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M333.2, KM 141.2, Fr-102.
- 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.