Colombia 1872-P 20 pesos

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30462
Colombia 1872P 20 pesos rev H3029-30462.jpg

This specimen was lot 30462 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "Estados Unidos gold 20 Pesos 1872-Popayán, XF45 NGC. An original example with light toning and well-struck details for this branch mint. The surfaces display some typical small contact marks including a few edge bumps. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman/B.G. Johnson." 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, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, 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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