Costa Rica 1850-JB 1/8 peso

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 30658
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This specimen was lot 30658 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic silver 1/8 Peso 1850-JB MS64 NGC, San Jose mint. A meritorious example of this scarce, one-year issue that is seldom available at any level. The emblematic tree design experiences the usual strike-flatness while the planchet shows obvious die-clash marks on both sides. At present time, this lustrous and handsomely-toned offering is the finest and only certified specimen of the type at NGC. Rare as such. Ex. Lissner Collection." This type was struck 1850, 1853 and 1855 and is rather scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.92 g, .903 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 102.


  • 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.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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