Costa Rica 1855-JB 1/4 peso
This specimen was lot 27059 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $293.75. The catalog description noted, "Republic 1/4 Peso 1855-JB, F/VF, reverse flatly struck, obverse better. Actually, a very rare date and one of the finest available. The Cecil Webster Collection of Costa Rica." This is the rare date of a type known for 1850, 1853 and 1855. Eighth (KM 102) and sixteenth pesos (KM 101) also exist.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.40 g, .903 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 103.
- 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.
- 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.