Colombia 1873-M 10 pesos

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Eliasberg lot 1646
Colombia 1873M 10 pesos rev Eliasberg AN37240097-rz.jpg
This specimen was lot 1646 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1,035. The catalog description[1] noted,
"1873 10 pesos. Medellin mint. AU-58 (NGC). Head of Liberty to left, legends and stars around, date below/arms, legends around, mint below. Lustrous yellow gold with traces of orange toning. Minor planchet imperfection at central reverse. A very nice piece. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."
This type was struck at Medellin 1873-76 and is the most available ten pesos of the nineteenth century Colombian issues.

Recorded mintage: 8,623.

Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold, .467 troy oz AGW, this specimen: 16.12 grams, 26.00 mm. diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 141.4, Fr-104.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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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