Colombia 1910-AM peso p/m
This specimen was lot 1722 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 (Winter Park, FL, May 2020), where it sold for $83.30. The catalog description noted, "Colombia, copper-nickel papel moneda 1 peso, 1910AM, NGC MS 64, finest and only example in NGC census. Obverse struck with a rusty die, bright rainbow toning all over. NGC #4770572-017." This copper-nickel one peso "papel moneda" was struck in 1907, 1910-16. These coins were issued to retire paper money printed during the civil war of 1899-1903, hence the "p/m" marked on the reverse. (The chaos of that civil war enabled the United States to engineer Panamanian independence.) They later circulated equal to the copper-nickel one centavos of 1918-50 (KM 275). They are today very scarce in nice condition.
Recorded mintage: 1,205,000.
Specification: 2 g, copper-nickel, 17 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Restrepo-345.2; KM-A279.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 27, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2020.