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Popayan, Colombia, 10 pesos, 1870, extremely rare.

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Popayan, Colombia, 10 pesos, 1870, extremely rare.
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Popayan, Colombia, 10 pesos, 1870, extremely rare. Sedwick-40; Restrepo-332.8; KM-141.3. 16.1 grams. Choice AU for type (typically crude, especially the rims), with lots of luster and sharp details. First and only specimen ever offered at auction (its authenticity confirmed by other experts in Colombia), as only 2 specimens are known, the other one belonging to the Banco de la Republica de Colombia and plated in Restrepo, who does not recognize its rarity and in fact gives it values in F-VF-EF (as does KM, but with higher values), even though it appears both known specimens are AU or better. Dr. Frank Sedwick called it "RRRR" (highest rarity rating) in his book. A unique opportunity for the Colombian specialist.