Colombia 1870-P 20 pesos

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24391
Colombia 1870P 20 pesos rev H3026-24391.jpg

This specimen was lot 24391 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $4,993.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 20 Pesos 1870 Popayán, MS63 NGC, a nice lustrous example with sharp features for this provincial mint. Very scarce type in this quality." This type was struck at Bogotá (1862-77), Medellin (1867-72) and Popayán (1863-78). All are scarce and many dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 32.26 g, .900 fine gold, .933 troy oz AGW (same standard as the French hundred francs d'or).

Catalog reference: KM 142.3.

Source:

  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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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