Colombia 1871-B peso oro

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40311
Colombia SB818-40311r.jpg

This specimen was lot 40311 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $3,000. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1871 Peso. Bogotá mint. MS-62 (NGC). A rarity in the series, with just three known to Restrepo and only a very small number of survivors known overall. Rich and lustrous deep orange gold with lighter yellow highlights on the contrasting devices. Subtle pastel tones become visible under a light, showing excellent originality. The two radial die cracks seen on the obverse near 11:00 and 5:00 may have condemned this date to rarity. Far nicer than its grade suggests, a high class example of this elusive first year of the type. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck at Bogotá in 1871-75 and 1878. Medellín also struck this type.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.61 g, .900 fine gold, .046 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Restrepo 322.1, KM 157.1, Fr-109.

Source:

  • [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.
  • 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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