Colombia 1872-B 2-1/2 centavos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, part of lot 44277
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This specimen was part of lot 44277 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), which sold for $204. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. Lot of 1/4 Decimos (3) & 2 1/2 Centavos (1), 1869-1873. Various Mints. AU-50 (2), AU-53, AU-55 (PCGS). 4 pieces in lot. Popayan Mint 1/4 Decimos dated 1869, 1873, and 1873/2 PCGS AU-50 to AU-55, KM-143.2a, Restrepo type 248, all fully detailed, mostly untoned, and Bogota Mint 1872 2 1/2 Centavos PCGS AU-50, fully detailed and untoned. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." In 1872, the Bogota mint abandoned the quarter décimo (KM 143.1a) for the 2½ centavos shown here, a coin of the same value. The Popayan mint continued striking quarter décimos. Both types were superseded by a base metal coin in 1881.

Recorded mintage: 328,000, a common date.

Specification: 0.90 g, .666 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-169, Restrepo-249.1.

Source:

  • 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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