Colombia 1873-P 5 decimos
The specimen shown was lot 1122 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $310.50. The catalog description noted, "Popayán, Colombia, 5 decimos, 1873/69, ex-Dana Roberts collection, rare. 12.1 grams. Toned Fine with old scratches in field behind head, small rim-cut, crude and lacking contrast but a highly sought issue (no values given in KM). Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection." While Colombian half dollars are common as a class, even in uncirculated, this is not a common date. Popayán struck five décimos 1869-74 in very limited numbers and the survivors are usually in wretched condition.
Recorded mintage: 7,743.
Specification: 12.5 g, .835 fine silver, .335 troy oz ASW, edge lettered DIOS LEY LIBERTAD, this specimen 12.1 grams.
Catalog reference: Restrepo-295.4; KM-153.6.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.
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- 1873-P ¼ décimo
- 1873-B 5 centavos
- 1873-M AB ½ décimo
- 1873-B 10 centavos
- 1873-B 50 centavos
- 1873-M 5 décimos
- Bolivia 1873-PTS FE 50 centavos
- 1873-B gold peso
- 1873-M gold peso
- 1873-M 10 pesos
- 1873-P 20 pesos
- Coins and currency dated 1873
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