Colombia 1816-Pn 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 16593 in the Whittier sale (Heritage auction 410, Long Beach, June 2006) where it sold for $575. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand VII 1/4 Real 1816 Popayán, lightly toned AU, very boldly detailed, natural planchet flaw extending through the coin at one edge. Ex-Ray Johnson Collection." Colonial quarter reales of the "Lions and castles" type are known from the Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) and Popayán mints for 1796-1819 (KM 63, KM 67--this type). Cundinamarca quarter reales of debased silver are known for 1814-15 (KM F2) and 1820-22 (KM 79). Republican quarter reales (KM 85) are known for 1826-36. None are common, particularly in nice condition; the specimen shown sold for twice the estimate.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 0.84 g, .896 fine silver, .024 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-15017, KM 67.2.
- 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.
- Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 410: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2006.