Colombia 1872-M 5 decimos

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Sedwick sale 12, lot 1387
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 1388 in Sedwick sale 12 (Winter Park, FL, October 2012), where it sold for $177. The catalog description[1] noted, "Medellin, Colombia, 5 decimos, 1872, ex-Lozano. Well-struck AU- with light rose toning, slightly grainy surfaces (no luster), rare grade for this type. Pedigreed to the Alberto Lozano Villegas collection (Numismaticos Colombianos auction of November 2000, lot #57)." This type was issued 1872-73 under the new decimal system of 100 centavos = 1 peso. The denomination is written as '5 DECIMOS'. The later, more common type of 1874-85 used a slightly different bust.

Recorded mintage: 30,000.

Specification: 12.5 g, 0.835 fine silver, 0.335 troy oz ASW, this specimen 12.0 grams.

Catalog reference: Restrepo-296.1; KM-153.3.


  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #12, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2012.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.

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