Colombia 1871-M 2 decimos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 44294
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This specimen was lot 44294 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 2 Decimos, 1871. Medellin Mint. PCGS VF-20 Gold Shield. Solid for grade with gray toning. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type of 1870-72 is the first of this denomination to use the liberty head. Popayan did not issue this type and Bogota did not produce its first twenty centavos until 1874.

Recorded mintage: 36,000.

Specification: 5 g, .835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-155.2; Restrepo-282.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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