Colombia 1927 2-1/2 pesos
This type was struck at Medellin 1924-29. It and the matching five pesos replaced the "minero" type issued 1913-19. This specimen was lot 40447 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $900. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1927 2 1/2 Pesos. Medellín mint. MS-66 (PCGS). An especially choice example. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins."
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold, .117 troy oz AGW (same standard as half a British sovereign).
Catalog reference: Fr-116, Sedwick-50, Restrepo 452.2, KM-203.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.