Colombia 1920-B 5 pesos
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 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.