Colombia 1883-B 10 centavos
The first specimen was lot 44395 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $192. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 10 Centavos, 1883/2. Bogota Mint. AU-58 (PCGS). Clear bold overdate. Blast white, well struck. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." The second specimen was part of lot 44373 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), which sold for $180. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. Lot of (6) 10 Centavos, 1878-1897. Bogota Mint. AU Detail--Cleaned, AU Detail--Scratch (2), EF-40, EF-45, & AU-58 (PCGS). 6 pieces in lot. Dated 1878, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1884/3 (all KM-175,1, Restrepo type 273), and 1897 (KM-188, Restrepo-373.1). Includes 1878 PCGS Genuine-Cleaned, AU Detail, which is well struck and gray toned with very minor evidence of cleaning, and 1897 PCGS AU-58 which is boldly struck and attractively toned. Remainder untoned with most details visible. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This specimen is one of a type struck 1874-85 at the Bogotá mint. This coin is listed very cheaply in the SCWC but, like many minors from Colombia, does not turn up that often, especially in nice condition. Note the bold 1883/2 overdate, which is unlisted in the SCWC.
Recorded mintage: 202,000.
Specification: 2.5 g, 0.835 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-175.1; Restrepo-273.10.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.