Colombia 1871-B 20 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 12287
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This specimen was lot 12287 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $3,120. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1871 20 Pesos. Bogotá mint. AU-55 (PCGS). Beautiful medium yellow gold with smooth surfaces and satiny luster. Only minor hairlines are noted. A nice example of an issue that Restrepo calls scarce and Sedwick called RRR. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Ujueta, June 1973." 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: 1,641.

Specification: 32.26 g, .900 fine gold, .933 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Restrepo M336.7, KM 142.3, Fr-100.

Source:

  • [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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