Colombia 1913 2-1/2 pesos
This type was struck at Medellin this year only. It and the accompanying five pesos were the first gold issues from Colombia since 1886. This specimen was lot 389 in Sedwick sale 9 (Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $632.50. The catalog description noted, "Medellin, Colombia, 2-1/2 pesos, 1913, encapsulated NGC MS-63. 'Stonecutter' (minero) design, which Sedwick calls 'elusive in high grade.' According to Restrepo, the 1913's were actually struck in 1914. The relative axes on this specimen are rotated about 30 degrees. Lustrous but not particularly high relief. Dr. Frank Sedwick collection of Colombian Republic gold coins."
Recorded mintage: 18,000.
Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold, .117 troy oz AGW (half a British sovereign).
Catalog reference: Sedwick-47. Restrepo-450. KM-194.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.