Colombia 1871-B 5 decimos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 44291
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This specimen was lot 44291 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $85. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 5 Decimos, 1871. Bogota Mint. VF-35 (PCGS). Original surfaces, dark toning. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This is a better date of a type struck at Bogotá 1868-71. Five décimos were also struck at Medellin and Popayán.

Recorded mintage: 273,000. a better date but not rare.

Specification: 12.5 g, 0.835 fine silver, 0.335 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-153.1; Restrepo-293.4.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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