Colombia 1919 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 1654 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $299. The catalog description noted, "1919 10 pesos. MS-63 (NGC). Head to right, legends and date around/type as above. Lustrous medium gold. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." This type, struck 1919 and 1924, is common enough that most survivors are sold as bullion coins.
Recorded mintage: 101,000.
Specification: 15.98 g, .917 fine gold, .471 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 15.90 grams, 25.90 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 202, Fr-112.
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