Cundinamarca 1814 1/4 real
The years 1811-1819 were the first years of liberation during the struggle for independence from Spain. The first republican coinage was issued during this period of 'La Patria Boba', except for the interval 1817-1818, when Royalists took brief control. The Republic of Colombia had not yet been created, thus the region was considered a union of provinces. This specimen was lot 30373 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $517. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. Cundinamarca. 1/4 Real, 1814. PCGS Genuine--Environmental Damage, VF Details Secure Holder. RARE type. Minor areas of corrosion in the fields near the devices. Full designs and some toning." This rare type is listed in KM for 1814-15 under Cundinamarca.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 0.70 g, .583 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-F2; Restrepo-130-1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.