Colombia 1875-M AB 10 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 12260
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This specimen was lot 12260 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $19,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "Likely Unique 1875-AB 10 Pesos. The Norweb Discovery Specimen. COLOMBIA. 1875-AB 10 Pesos. Medellín mint. AU-53 (PCGS). Another vitally rare piece, the only example documented or published. Light yellow gold with some traces of luster and scattered minor bagmarks. The date and other design elements are bold. An extremely important coin. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Spink America's sale of the Norweb Collection, March 1997, lot 590." This type, the last gold ten pesos from Colombia, was struck at Medellin 1873-76 using a bust of Libertad designed by Barré of France. While not cheap, it is considerably more available than the five pesos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Restrepo M334.3, KM 141.4, Fr-104.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • 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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