Colombia 1873-M peso

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 31247
Colombia SB818-40316r.jpg

This specimen was lot 40316 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $576. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1873 Peso. Medellín mint. MS-62 (PCGS). Highly lustrous and attractive, with rose and orange highlights over both sides. A scarce issue, particularly in nice grade. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck at Medellin 1872-73 along with a gold peso with a shield reverse (KM 156). An 1873/2 overdate exists and is listed as cheaper than the regular date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.61 g, .900 fine gold, .046 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Restrepo 324.2, KM 157.1, Fr-108.

Source:

  • [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.
  • 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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