Cundinamarca 1814 JF 1/2 real
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 unification of provinces.
Shown is a 1814 silver 1/2 real, issued for 'Nueva Granada.Cundinamarca'. It was lot 16604 and sold on June 2, 2006 for $1840 at the 2006 (World Coins) June Long Beach Signature Auction #410. The catalog description reads: "Cundinamarca 1/2 Real 1814-JF, XF40 NGC, lightly toned with unexpectedly strong details, small planchet laminations on the reverse, barely noticeable. Very rare little type and certainly among the finest known."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM D3.
- 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.