Colombia 1872-B 10 centavos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 44301
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This specimen was lot 44301 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $25. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 10 Centavos, 1872. Bogota Mint. FINE-12 (PCGS). Even wear, bold legends, and gray tonin. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This the first Colombian dime denominated as a ten centavos; previous issues, including KM 151.1 of 1868-72, had been décimos. This type of 1872-74 is fairly common.

Recorded mintage: 133,000 (including KM 151.1).

Specification: 2.5 g, 0.835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-171; Restrepo-272.1.


  • 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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