Colombia 1879-B 10 centavos

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection
from the Mountain Groan collection
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This specimen is a one of a type struck 1874-1884 at the Bogotá mint. A similar type was struck 1885-6 at the Medellin mint. This date is common, tho not in this condition.

Recorded mintage: 419 (probably a misprint for 419,000).

Specification: 2.5 g, 0.835 fine silver, 0.067 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 175.1.

Source:

  • 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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