Colombia 1878-B 50 centavos

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Heritage sale 3014, lot 25654
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This type was issued 1874-1885 under the new decimal system of 100 centavos = 1 peso. The denomination is written as 'CINCUENTA CENTAVOS'.

This specimen was part of lot 25654 and sold on April 18, 2011 for $218 at the 2011 April Rosemont Signature World & Ancient Coins CICF Auction #3014 by Heritage Auctions. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bogotá 1874-83 10-piece 50-Cs set, KM 177.1 with "Cincuenta". 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882 and 1883. Very Fine to Almost Uncirculated. From The Dana Roberts Collection."

Recorded mintage: 264,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 177.1.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont Signature World and Ancient Coins (CICF) Auction #3014, Houston, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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