Colombia 1878-B peso
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 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.