Colombia 1880-M 5 decimos
The first specimen was part of lot 44358 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), which sold for $90. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 5 Decimos, 1876-1880. Medellin Mint. EF-45, AU-50, & AU-55 (PCGS). 3 pieces in lot. 1876 Date leaning right, KM-153.5, Restrepo-297.7, well struck and untoned, 1879/4 sharp pointed 9, overdate clear, KM-161.1, Restrepo-298.4, moderate strike, untoned, and 1880 stars with 7 points, well struck with dark toning. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." The second specimen was part of lot 44348 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $100. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. Lot of (4) 5 Decimos, 1875-1881. Medellin Mint. EF-40, EF-45 (2) (PCGS) & EF-40 (NGC). 4 pieces in lot. 1875/4, KM-153.4; Restrepo-297.4, gray toned with dark toning patch on reverse, 1875 B inside "O" of "ESTADOS", KM-153.5, Restrepo-297.5, 1880 stars with 7 points, full details present, gray toned, and 1881 stars with 7 points, Restrepo-298.8, struck with rusty dies, dark toning. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck 1877-85. A rare 1880/74 overdate is reported.
Recorded mintage: 411,000.
Specification: 12.5 g, 0.835 fine silver, 0.335 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-161.1, Restrepo-298.7.
- 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.
- 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.