Colombia 1872-M 2 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40372
Colombia SB818-40372r.jpg

This specimen was lot 40372 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1872 2 Pesos. Medellín mint. MS-62 (PCGS). Resplendent with luster and far finer in terms of eye appeal than the grade assigned. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Hans M.F. Schulman, March 1968." This type was struck at the Medellín mint 1871-72 and 1876. Except for a very rare issue of 1885, it was the last two pesos gold piece. Fortunately, it is reasonably common and available for a price. The multiple die breaks and repunched letters are typical of this coinage.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.23 g, .900 fine gold, .093 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM A154, Fr-106, Restrepo 326.3.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.
  • 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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