Colombia 1819 JF 2 reales

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photo courtesy Heritage Auctions
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 16616 and sold on June 2, 2006 for $1,725 at the 2006 (World Coins) June Long Beach Signature Auction #410. The catalog description reads: "Nueva Granada 2 Reales 1819-JF, denomination in the peripheral legend, AU58 NGC, a lightly toned and fully original example with abundant underlying mint luster and no flan blemishes. Very rare grade."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.90g, 0.6660 silver, 0.1263oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 76.


  • 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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