Cundinamarca 1816 JF 2 reales
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 silver two reales, issued for 'Nueva Granada.Cundinamarca'. The final 6 is punched over a horizontal 6. It was lot 16607 and sold on June 2, 2006 for $1,495 at the 2006 (World Coins) June Long Beach Signature Auction #410. The catalog description reads: "Cundinamarca 2 Reales 1816-JF, XF45 NGC, rare variety with the 6 punched over an earlier horizontal 6. Nice even strike with exceptionally bold details on the Indian."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.50 g, 0.583 silver, 0.0468 oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-C4.
- 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.