Colombia 1886-M 10 centavos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 44429
photo courtesy Stacks Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 44429 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $600. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 10 Centavos, 1886. Medellin Mint. AU-50 (PCGS). Type with GRAM and 2 stars in reverse legend. Interesting variation not often seen in auction. Decent strike with full bold legends and gray toning, no problems. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck 1885-86 only and superseded the type of 1882-85 which was .835 fine.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce. Varieties exist.

Specification: 2.5 g, .500 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 175.2a, Restrepo-276.3.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Almanzar, Alcedo, and Dale Seppa, Coins of Colombia, San Antonio, TX: 1973.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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