Colombia 1873-B 50 centavos
This specimen was lot 1388 in Sedwick sale 12 (Winter Park, FL, October 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description 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.
- 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.