Colombia 1856-P 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 12200 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1856 10 Pesos. Popayán mint. MS-62 (PCGS). Frosty and highly lustrous light yellow gold. The obverse fields show extensive raised die polish marks, and the reverse shows widespread rust over its left side, especially atop the eagle. The grade of this coin seems to be penalized for the crudity of its dies, as no notable problems are seen under extended scrutiny. Quite rare. A gem would not look appreciably different from this example. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. Acquired December 1967." This type was struck at Bogota 1853-57 and Popayan 1853, 1856-7. While not cheap, it is considerably more available than the five pesos.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 16.4 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M208.2, KM 116.2, Fr-86.
- 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.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
- 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.