Colombia 1871-B 1/4 decimo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Colonial quarter reales of the "Lions and castles" type are known from the Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) and Popayán mints for 1796-1819 (KM 63, KM 67). Cundinamarca quarter reales of debased silver are known for 1814-15 (KM F2) and 1820-22 (KM 79). Republican quarter reales (KM 85) are known for 1826-36. This coin is a quarter decimo, or 1/40 of a peso (a quarter real is 1/32 of a peso); this denomination was struck at Bogotá (shown here) and Popayán 1860-81 (KM 131, 132, 143, 169). None are common, particularly in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: 413,000.

Specification: 0.85 g, .666 fine silver, .018 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 143.1a.


  • 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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