El Salvador 1909-CAM peso

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 22461
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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[1] 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.
  • [1]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.

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