Colombia 1889-B 50 centavos
The first specimen shown was lot 1144 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $155.25. The catalog description noted, "Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1889, ball-point 9. 12.4 grams. Choice, lustrous XF+ with hint of toning in legends only, nice strike." While Colombian half dollars are common as a class, even in uncirculated, this is a somewhat scarce date. The type is listed for 1889, 1898 and 1899.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 12.5 g, .835 fine silver, .335 troy oz ASW, edge lettered DIOS LEI LIBERTAD, this specimen 12.4 grams.
Catalog reference: Restrrepo-407.1; KM-186.1a.
- 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.