Colombia 1920-A 2-1/2 pesos

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photo courtesy Daniel F. Sedwick, LLC

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 391 in Sedwick sale 9 (Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $414. The catalog description[1] noted, "Medellin, Colombia, 2-1/2 pesos, 1920-A (Antioquia), encapsulated NGC MS-63. Lustrous and practically perfect, but with odd, slight bulge in metal above the condor. Dr. Frank Sedwick collection of Colombian Republic gold coins."

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold, .117 troy oz AGW (same standard as half a British sovereign).

Catalog reference: Fr-114, Sedwick-48. Restrepo-451. KM-200.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.

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