Colombia 1873-P 20 pesos

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20790
Colombia 1873P 20 pesos rev Heritage 3010-20790.jpg

This specimen was lot 20790 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $4,887.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 20 Pesos 1873 Popayán, MS64 NGC, a choice example with full mint brilliance and well-struck details, and just a few small edge flaws, probably as made. Coins struck at the Popayán Mint during this period are notoriously crude, but this example is bold and attractive." 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.


  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
  • 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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