Colombia 1898 50 centavos
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 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.