Colombia 1918 5 pesos
This specimen was part of lot 40452 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. Trio of 5 Pesos, 1913-19. PCGS MS-62 & MS-63 Gold Shields. 3 pieces in lot. Each coin has bright and lustrous yellow-gold luster. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck 1913-19 and is common. This date comes in medal and coin rotation and an 1918/3 overdate is recorded.
Recorded mintage: 423,000.
Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .234 troy oz AGW (same standard as a British sovereign).
Catalog reference: Fr-110; KM-195.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.