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Rare Colombian coins in sale

Rare coins from the South American country of Colombia, a jewel of the Spanish empire, will be sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at auction Jan. 12-13, 2018, in New York City.


Colombian paper money will also be part of the action as this Part I of the Eldorado Collection goes on the block.

The sale will be held in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Stack’s Bowers said the Eldorado Collection represents a multi-generational effort to build the finest possible collection of Colombian numismatic items.

It was built with a special focus on gold from Gran Colombia, including the rare and popular issues of Ecuador.

From the founding of the mint at Santa Fe de Bogota in 1622 to low-mintage issues of the modern era, the Eldorado Collection encompasses the coins of colonial Spain as well as independent Colombia in every manifestation from the United Provinces of New Granada to the modern-day Republic.

Colombian paper money spans over 200 years. The firm says the collection is the finest of its kind.

For more information, contact Lawrence R. Stack or Vicken Yegparian at 800-566-2580.

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