Colombia 1898 50 centavos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 42067
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This type was issued 1889, 1898-99 under the 'Republica de Colombia'. The denomination is written as 'CINCUENTA CENTAVOS'. This specimen was lot 42067 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1898-B 50 Centavos. Bogotá mint. MS-62 (PCGS). Frosty luster glides around attractively toned pewter gray surfaces, highlighted with muted gold. Problem free and choice for the grade."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 12.5 g, 0.835 fine silver, 0.335 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 186.1a, Restrepo 407.2.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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