Colombia 1900(w) 2-1/2 centavos
This specimen was lot 20414 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description noted, "Republic 2 1/2 Centavos 1900, MS64 NGC, nicely toned with bold features, rare type struck at the Waterbury Mint. This type was apparently introduced to circulation in Colombian controlled Panama, and then replaced with United States coinage after the US led rebellion." The country adopted its current name, "Republica de Colombia," in 1886. This issue is listed but not priced in the SCWC.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Specification: copper-nickel, 14.3 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 190.
- Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
- Almanzar, Alcedo, and Dale Seppa, Coins of Colombia, San Antonio, TX: 1973.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.