Colombia 1881-B 5 centavos
The specimen shown was lot 1138 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $103.50. The catalog description noted, "Bogotá, Colombia, 5 centavos, 1881, encapsulated ANACS MS 62. Choice grade with excellent luster, the horn on the right not fully struck." 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: 219,000.
Specification: 1.25 g, .666 fine silver, .026 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Restrepo-263.8; 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.