Colombia 1871-M peso

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Goldberg sale 34, lot 2548
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg

This specimen was minted in Medellin, Colombia, in 1871. This type was minted at Bogotá and Medellin 1868-71 and is the last silver peso minted in Colombia in the nineteenth century. After this issue, the mints concentrated on half dollars. This specimen was lot 2548 in Goldberg sale 34 (Beverly Hills, February 2006), where it sold for $400. The catalog description[1] noted, "Colombia. Peso, 1871 (Medellin). Liberty head. Reverse: Condor above coat of arms. Very Fine to Extremely Fine."

Recorded mintage: 55,000.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, 37 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Eliz-60; KM 154.2, Restrepo 318.4 (overdate), Restrepo 318.5 (regular date).

Source:

  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 34: the pre-Long Beach sale, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2006.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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