Cundinamarca 1815 JF 2 reales

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Heritage sale 3014, lot 25589
photo courtesy Heritage Auctions

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 unification of provinces. Shown is a silver two reales, issued for 'Nueva Granada.Cundinamarca'. It was part of lot 25589 and sold on Apr 18, 2011 for $690 at the 2011 April Rosemont Signature World & Coins CICF Auction #3014. The catalog description reads: "Cundinamarca Nueva/Nueba 2-Rs Duet, 1815 dated examples with NUEVA (the expected) and NUEBA (note that this error is different than on the related one Real !!). Both 5.1 grams. Good and holed Fine plus. From The Dana Roberts Collection."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.90 g, 0.583 silver, 0.0918 oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM C-4. Craig 104.

Source:

  • 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.

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