Colombia 1919 2-1/2 pesos
This type was struck at Medellin and Bogotá 1919-20. It and the accompanying five and ten pesos replaced the "minero" type issued 1913-19. The Medellin issues are mintmarked "A". This specimen was lot 123 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $176.25. The catalog description noted, "Bogota, Colombia, 2-1/2 pesos, 1919. Mint State with no marks at all, traces of die-clashing on obverse."
Recorded mintage: 34,000.
Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold, .117 troy oz AGW (same standard as a British half sovereign), this specimen 4.01 grams.
Catalog reference: Sed-49; Restrepo-451.1; KM-200.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.