Colombia 1869-M 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 12247 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $960. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1869 10 Pesos. Medellín mint. AU-53 (PCGS). This is Restrepo's no overdate variety, considered scarce. Medium yellow gold surfaces show good detail from the remarkably crude dies: rim breaks on both sides, die cracks on the reverse radiating out like spokes on a wheel, upside down Vs used in place of As, etc. This is struck from different dies than the two specimens that follow. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Glendining's sale of November 1971, lot 588." 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: 18,000.
Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M333.9, 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.