Colombia 1880-B 5 centavos
The first specimen was lot 1738 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA: Republic, AR 5 centavos, 1880. NGC graded MS66. Tied for finest known at NGC." The Bogotá mint struck five centavos 1875-85 and its product is listed fairly cheaply in the SCWC but, like many Colombian minors, is seldom seen in nice condition.
Recorded mintage: 44,000.
Specification: 1.25 g, .666 fine silver, .026 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-174a.1.
- 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.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.