Colombia 1867-B 20 pesos
This specimen was lot 30649 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description noted, "Estados Unidos gold 20 Pesos 1867-BOGOTA AU53 NGC, Bogota mint. A premium example of the type with fewer marks than are typical, nice luster and a particularly choice reverse. A rare date, cataloged as RRR in Sedwick." This type was struck at Bogotá 1862-77, Medellin 1867-72 and Popayán 1863-78. Despite the steady issue, the type is rare and expensive.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 32.26 g, .900 fine gold, .933 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 142.1, Restrepo-336, Sedwick-43, Fr-99.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.
- 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.