El Salvador 1909-CAM peso
This type was struck at Brussels and Philadelphia 1904-14. It is fairly common in circulated condition. The Philadelphia issues may be distinguished by a broader shoulder and heavier jowls on Colombus's face. This specimen was lot 22461 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description noted, "EL SALVADOR. Peso, 1909-CAM. NGC MS-63. Good strike with attractive tone and strong underlying luster. From the Alex Siegel Collection."
Recorded mintage: 690,000 struck at San Francisco.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-115.2.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.