Colombia 1938 10 centavos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, part of lot 42611
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This specimen was part of lot 42611 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), which sold for $120. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. Lot of (3) 10 Centavos, 1934-1952. PCGS MS-63, MS-64, & MS-66, all Gold Shields. ...1938/11 MS-64, sharply struck with attractive toning; ...From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This ten centavos was struck in Bogotá of a type issued 1911-20 and 1934-42. This type, with the portrait of hero Simon Bolivar, superseded the liberty head type last struck in 1897. The date is fairly common. It includes 1938/7, wide and narrow dates and without mintmark (shown here). The 1938/11 overdate is not mentioned in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: 2,055,000.

Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Restrepo-377.9, KM-196.1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • Almanzar, Alcedo, and Dale Seppa, Coins of Colombia, San Antonio, TX: 1973.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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