Colombia 1873-B 50 centavos

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Sedwick sale 12, lot 1388

This specimen was lot 1388 in Sedwick sale 12 (Winter Park, FL, October 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1873, encapsulated NGC MS 61. Choice strike and grade (very rare for this type), with super luster underlying a nice toning all over, very sharply detailed." This type was issued 1872-73 under the new decimal system of 100 centavos = 1 peso. The denomination is written as '50 CENTAVOS'. The later, more common type of 1874-85 used a slightly different bust and spelled the denomination as "CINCUENTA CENTAVOS."

Recorded mintage: 101,000 for 1873-74.

Specification: 12.5 g, 0.835 fine silver, 0.335 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Restrepo-306.2; KM-172.1.


  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #12, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2012.
  • 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.

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