Colombia 1887-B 50 centavos

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 1142
the same specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimen shown was lot 1142 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $149.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1887, 'Cocobola,' 2/2 in weight. XF with muted luster, faint hairline scratches on face, light toning. This brief, popular, single-denomination type is famous for showing a Liberty head modeled after the wife of president Nunez, Dona Soleded Roman." While Colombian half dollars are common as a class, even in uncirculated, this is not a common date.

Recorded mintage: 1,764,000.

Specification: 12.5 g, .835 fine silver, .335 troy oz ASW, edge lettered DIOS LEI LIBERTAD, this specimen 12.3 grams.

Catalog reference: Restrepo-405.1a; KM-185.


  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.

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