Colombia 1878-B peso

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photo courtesy Daniel F. Sedwick, LLC

This type was struck at Medellin and Bogotá 1871-78. The type is common but this date is rare. This specimen was lot 342 in Sedwick sale 9 (Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bogotá, Colombia, 1 peso, 1878, encapsulated NGC AU-55, extremely rare. No wear but slightly crude strike, only known specimen graded by NGC. RRRR in Sedwick; Restrepo does not list values and says 'all might be fake,' but the present specimen is decidedly (and certified to be) genuine. Arguably the rarest of the 1-peso series. Dr. Frank Sedwick collection of Colombian Republic gold coins."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.61 g, .900 fine gold, .047 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Sedwick-32. Restrepo-322. KM-157.2.


  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.

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