Colombia 1818-NR FJ 1/2 real

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 1043
The specimen shown was lot 1043 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $736. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1818FJ. Lustrous AU- with very light toning, die-crack below bust, slightly off-center strike but no damage or other problems. Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors."
The last hslf real of Charles IV was issued from Bogotá in 1801. Production of this type began in 1810 and ran until 1818, with an issue from Popayán for 1810. This type, tho not common, appears much more often than prior types.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .896 silver, .048 troy oz ASW, this specimen 1.7 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-15159, KM-69.1; Restrepo-106.9; CT-1386.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.
  • 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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