Colombia 1819 JF real

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Heritage sale 410, lot 16615
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 union of provinces. Shown is a 1819 silver one real, issued for 'Nueva Granada'. It was lot 16615 in Heritage sale 410 (Long Beach, June 2006), where it sold for $2,760. The catalog description reads: "Nueva Granada Real 1819-JF, AU53 NGC, lightly toned and nicely detailed with no distracting planchet imperfections. Extremely rare grade and easily among the finest known. The hair and feathers on the Indian are particularly sharp."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.150g, 0.6660 silver, 0.0674oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 75.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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