Colombia 1870-M 10 pesos

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Eliasberg lot 1641
Colombia 1870M 10 pesos rev Eliasberg AN16291318-rz.jpg

This specimen was lot 1641 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $552. The catalog description[1] noted, "1870/69 10 pesos. Medellin mint. AU-55 (NGC). Types as above. Medium yellow gold, good lustre remains, scattered signs of handling but very close to technical Mint State. This date was missing from Norweb and Hammel. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." This type was struck at Bogotá 1862-66, Medellin 1863-70 and Popayán 1864-76 and is the most available ten pesos of the nineteenth century Colombian issues.

Recorded mintage: 7,786.

Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold, .467 troy oz AGW, this specimen: 16.20 grams, 26.50 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 141.2, Fr-104.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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.

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