Colombia 1918 5 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, part of lot 40452
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This specimen was part of lot 40452 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] 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.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [1]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.

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