Cundinamarca 1816 JF real

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Heritage sale 3014, lot 25517
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

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.

Shown is a 1816 silver one real, issued for 'Nueva Granada.Cundinamarca'. It was lot 25517 and sold on April 18, 2011 for $690 at the 2011 April Rosemont Signature World & Ancient Coins CICF Auction #3014 by Heritage Auctions. The catalog description reads:
"Libertad Americana 1 Real 1816-JF, F15 ANACS. Nueva Granada style. With old toning, all primary legends and details easily visible, this is a very acceptable type example. From The Dana Roberts Collection."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.50 g, 0.583 silver, 0.0468 oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM F1.


  • 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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