Colombia 1920-A 5 pesos
This type was struck at Medellin and Bogotá 1919-24. It and the accompanying 2½ and ten pesos replaced the "minero" type issued 1913-19. The Medellin issues are mintmarked "A". This specimen was lot 408 in Sedwick sale 9 (Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $373.75. The catalog description noted, "Medellin, Colombia, 5 pesos, 1920-A (Antioquia), encapsulated NGC AU-58. Hint of toning, good luster, fully Mint State in our opinion. Dr. Frank Sedwick collection of Colombian Republic gold coins."
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .235 troy oz AGW (same standard as the British sovereign).
Catalog reference: Sedwick-53. Restrepo-454. KM-201.1.
- 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.