1847, Colombia, Republic of Nueva Granada. Large Silver 10 Reales Coin. R!
Mint Year: 1846
Denomination: 10 Reales
Condition: An edge hit at 7 o’clock (reverse), minor deposits, otherwise F-VF.
Mint Place: Bogota or Popayan (both mints have issued this type without initials)
Obverse: Condor perched on shield with arms of the Republic of Nueva Granada with four flags in saltire in background.
Legend: REPUBLCIA DE LA NUEVA GRANADA . 1847 .
Reverse: Value (DIEZ REALES) within wreath.
Legend: LEY 0,900
The Republic of New Granada was a centralist republic consisting primarily of present-day Colombia and Panama with smaller portions of today’s Ecuador, and Venezuela. It was created after the dissolution in 1830 of Gran Colombia. One of the prime features of the political climate of the republic was the position of the Catholic Church and the level of autonomy for the federal states. In 1839, dispute arose over the shutting down of monasteries by the Congress of New Granada. This soon escalated into the War of the Supremes, which raged for the next two years and transformed into a conflict about regional autonomy. New Granada was transformed in 1858 to the Granadine Confederation as an answer to demands for a decentralized country.