Costa Rica 1850-JB 1/16 peso
This specimen was lot 474 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "COSTA RICA. 1/16 Peso, 1850-NJ. NGC MS-63. A very high grade with only two higher. Sharp struck with lovely light purple toning over highly reflective surfaces. VERY RARE in this state of preservation. Ex: Whittier Collection." This type was struck 1850, 1855 and 1862 and, tho priced cheaply in the SCWC, is rather scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.46 g, .903 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-101.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Gurdian, Raul, Contribucion al Estudio de las Monedas de Costa Rica: 100 Años de Colon, 2a Ed., San José, Costa Rica, 1997.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.