Costa Rica 1855-JB 1/16 peso
The specimen shown was lot 1159 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $488.75. The catalog description noted, "Costa Rica, 1/16 peso, 1855/0. 1.5 grams. Bold and highly lustrous Mint State (choice grade for this type), deep-relief tree (the leaves at the highest point not fully struck), clear overdate, with touches of toning at rims only." This type was struck 1850, 1855 and 1862 and, tho priced cheaply in the SCWC, is rather scarce. The overdate is awarded a premium of about 50% over the regular date.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.46 g, .903 fine silver, .042 troy oz ASW, this specimen 1.5 grams.
Catalog reference: KM-101.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Gurdian, Raul, Contribucion al Estudio de las Monedas de Costa Rica: 100 Años de Colon, 2a Ed., San José, Costa Rica, 1997.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.