Colombia 1883-B 5 centavos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 44396
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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, part of lot 44374
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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, part of lot 44345
Colombia SB818-44345r.jpg

The first specimen was lot 44396 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $60. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 5 Centavos, 1883/2. Bogota Mint. AU-58 (PCGS). Decent strike with luster remaining in fields, untoned. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." The second specimen was part of lot 44374 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), which sold for $85. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. Lot of (3) 5 Centavos, 1878, 1879, & 1883. Bogota Mint. AU-53 (2), AU-55. 3 pieces in lot. All with decent strike and bright, untoned. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." The third specimen was part of lot 44345 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), which sold for $50. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. Lot of (2) 5 Centavos, 1874 & 1883. Bogota Mint. AU-58 & AU-53 (PCGS). 2 pieces in lot. 1874 PCGS AU-58, KM-170, Restrepo-262.3, decent strike for type with abundant remaining luster and steel toning, and 1883 PCGS AU-53, good details with light toning. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." 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. The overdate is unlisted in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: 412,000.

Specification: 1.25 g, 0.835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-174a.1; Restrepo-263.10; the third specimen KM-174a.1, Restrepo-263.11.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]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.

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