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Popayan, Colombia, 5 decimos, 1869, extremely rare, finest known.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - World (A-G) Start Price:7,000.00 USD Estimated At:7,000.00 - 14,000.00 USD
Popayan, Colombia, 5 decimos, 1869, extremely rare, finest known.
SOLD
22,000.00USD+ (3,850.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 May 02 @ 19:20UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Popayan, Colombia, 5 decimos, 1869, extremely rare, finest known. Restrepo-295.1; KM-153.6 ("one known"). 12.03 grams. One of just four known of this famous first date for the mint, the others being the Whittier specimen (Fine, sold for over $10,000 in 2006, now in the Meissner collection), the Banco de la Republica specimen (VG) and another specimen (Fine/Fine+) owned privately in Colombia and featured in various Notas Numismaticas publications. The present specimen, a solid AVF, has nice rainbow toning all over and bears a minimum of the usual flaws, in fact just a minor wrinkle across the chin and die-crack behind the neck and crude rim (as made) on reverse.