Colombia 1874-P 5 decimos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 42023
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This specimen was lot 42023 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $480. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1874-P 5 Decimos. Popayán mint. Fine Details, Scratch (PCGS). Another rare entry in the early Popayán series. Light silver gray with some fine pinscratches near the central obverse and a pair of subtle rim bruises near 3:00 on the reverse. A natural planchet fissure, not uncommon on the issues of this mint, is noted across the lower right obverse. Rarely encountered in any grade. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This is a scarce date of this type struck at Popayán 1869-71, 1873-74, 1878, 1880. Five décimos were also struck at Medellin and Bogotá.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 12.5 g, 0.835 fine silver, 0.335 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 153.6, Restrepo 295.6.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • [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.

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