Colombia 1920-A 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 391 in Sedwick sale 9 (Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $414. The catalog description 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.