Colombia 1863-M 5 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 12189
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This specimen was lot 12189 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $3,840. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Superlative 1863-M 5 Pesos. COLOMBIA. 1863-M 5 Pesos. Medellín mint. AU-55 (PCGS). Another extremely elusive 5 Pesos from Medellín, likely the finest known survivor of the issue. Strong luster persists on both sides, flashy and reflective at the rims. The surfaces are rich yellow gold and particularly choice, with none but the most minor marks. A tiny lamination is present above 6 of 8,064 on the reverse, another natural flaw between OM of COLOMBIA, a couple similar spots where the rim is a bit crude. Essentially perfect for the grade, a magnificent piece. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Stack's sale of the Mortimer Hammel Collection, September 1982, lot 775."
Another rare one year type.

Recorded mintage: 29,000.

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

Catalog reference: Restrepo M329.1, KM 140, Fr-96.


  • [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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