Colombia 1919 5 pesos Fr-110

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Goldberg sale 74, lot 3843
Colombia 1919 5 pesos rev Goldberg 74-3843.jpg

This specimen was lot 3843 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $419.75 including buyer's fees. The catalog description[1] noted, "Colombia. 5 Pesos, 1919. Stonecutter. NGC graded MS-63. The Arden Collection." This type was struck at Medellin 1913-19. It and the accompanying 2½ pesos were the first gold issues from Colombia since 1886. The SCWC divides the issue into two subtypes, KM 195.1 with coin rotation and KM 195.2 with medal rotation. The medal rotation seems to be slightly more common. The SCWC calls this the "native" type whereas the Goldberg catalog more accurately identifies the obverse figure as a stonecutter.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .235 troy oz AGW (same standard as the British sovereign).

Catalog reference: Fr-110; KM-195.1.

Sources:

  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, featuring the Arden Collection, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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