Cundinamarca 1815 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 44060 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. Cundinamarca. 1/4 Real, 1815. FINE-12 (PCGS). Restrepo notes date 'Very Rare'. Even, honest wear, well centered. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." 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.
Recorded mintage: unknown but a rare date.
Specification: 4.98 g, .583 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-F2; Restrepo-130-3.
- 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, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.