Colombia 1873-P 5 decimos

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 1122

The specimen shown was lot 1122 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $310.50. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.

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