Colombia 1870-B 5 decimos
The specimen shown was lot 1121 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Bogotá, Colombia, 5 decimos, 1870. VF+ (rare grade for this type) with typically weak centers, hint of luster and toning in legends, no problems." While Colombian half dollars are common as a class, even in uncirculated, this is not a common date. Bogotá struck five décimos 1868-71 and then switched to fifty centavos 1872-85 (KM 172.1, 177.1).
Recorded mintage: 206,000.
Specification: 12.5 g, .835 fine silver, .335 troy oz ASW, edge lettered DIOS LEY LIBERTAD, this specimen 12.4 grams.
Catalog reference: Restrepo-293.3; KM-153.1.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.