Colombia 1874-B 10 centavos KM-171
This specimen is one of a type struck at the Bogotá mint 1872-74. This specimen was part of lot 31967 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), which sold for $493.50. The catalog description noted, "Republic Lot of 25 Minors, Denominations, dates, and grades vary. Close inspection is a must." It is readily available in the worn condition shown here. Ten centavos with a cornucopia reverse (KM 175.1) are also noted for 1874. Silver ten centavos were struck until 1886 and again in 1897.
Recorded mintage: 179,000 (including KM 175.1).
Specification: 2.5 g, .835 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 171.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.