Colombia 1871-M 1/2 decimo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, part of lot 44296
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This specimen was part of lot 44296 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), which sold for $120. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. Lot of (2) 1/2 Decimos & (2) 5 Centavos, 1871, 1872 (2), & 1882. Various Mints. VF-35, EF-40, & AU-50 (2) (PCGS). 4 pieces in lot. 1871-Medellin PCGS AU-50, dark toned, ...From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type of 1870-72 is the second of this denomination to use the liberty head. The first, KM 150.2, was a temporary issue only .666 fine.

Recorded mintage: 61,000 for 1870-71.

Specification: 1.25 g, .835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-150.2a, Restrepo-259.2.


  • 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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