Columbia, 1813 Pre-Republican Era, Siege Coinage of Cartagena, 1/2 Real, Copper, VG Details, NGC


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Cartagena declared its independence from Spain in 1811 and held Royalist forces at bay for four years.  Cartagena was eventually retaken by the Royalists’ in 1815; though Spain would ultimately lose Columbia to independence in 1820. During the siege the city was deprived of many resources, including an adequate minting facility.  Republican forces issued a minuscule amount of crude coinage out of necessity during the siege by the Royalist Army.  This is one of those coins.

This coin exhibits moderate corrosion, but is still a rare and important coin of the South American revolution against Imperial Spain.

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