Colombia 1920-B 5 pesos

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photo courtesy Daniel F. Sedwick, LLC
photo courtesy Daniel F. Sedwick, LLC

This type was struck at Medellin and Bogota 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 401 in Sedwick sale 9 (Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $546.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bogota, Colombia, 5 pesos, 1920-B, encapsulated NGC MS-62. Bagmarked but beautifully lustrous, finest known specimen graded by NGC. Dr. Frank Sedwick collection of Colombian Republic gold coins."

Recorded mintage: 108,000.

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

Catalog reference: Sedwick-52. Restrepo-454. KM-201.1.


  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • 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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