Colombia 1899 50 centavos

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Heritage sale 3014, lot 23696
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This type was issued 1889, 1898-99 under the 'Republica de Colombia'. The denomination is written as 'CINCUENTA CENTAVOS'. This specimen was part of lot 23696 and sold on April 18, 2011 for $460 at the 2011 April Rosemont Signature World & Ancient Coins CICF Auction #3014 by Heritage Auctions. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic 50 Centavos 1899 Bogotá, AU50 NGC. This rarest Republica date was not offered in the extensive Whittier Catalogue. Uncleaned, well struck, attractive and highly desirable. From The Dana Roberts Collection."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 186.1a.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont Signature World and Ancient Coins (CICF) Auction #3014, Houston, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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