Colombia 1919-A 5 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, part of lot 40455
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This specimen was part of lot 40455 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. Lot of (6) 5 Pesos, 1919-26. PCGS MS-62 Gold Shields. Fr-113 & 115; KM-201.1 & 204. Each coin is beautiful and lustrous with yellow-gold surfaces. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck 1919-24 and superseded the "minero" type of 1913-19. This date comes with no mintmark, mintmark "A" and mintmark "B".

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .234 troy oz AGW (same standard as a British sovereign).

Catalog reference: Fr-113; KM-201.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [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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