Colombia 1858-B 5 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 12185
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This specimen was lot 12185 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,500. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Restrepo Plate 1858-B 5 Pesos Rarity. COLOMBIA. 1858-B 5 Pesos. Bogotá mint. AU Detail — Damage (PCGS). According to Restrepo, just two specimens of this issue are known; this coin serves as the Restrepo plate coin. Medium yellow gold with hints of deeper color around design elements and peripheries. Very attractive despite its assigned grade, with good sharpness, some luster, and no problems that are clearly evident to the naked eye. A light scrape is noted below the chin and three digs are seen at the base of ES of PESO in the upper left reverse periphery. This date is a major rarity, missing from Norweb, Sedwick, and most other name collections. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Stack's, August 1973."
This rare type was struck 1858 only tho very similar coins were issued in 1849 and 1857.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8.06 g, .900 fine gold, .233 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Restrepo M205.3, KM 120.2, Fr-82.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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