Colombia 1924 5 pesos
This type was struck at Medellin 1924-30. It and the matching 2½ pesos replaced the "minero" type issued 1913-19. It is among the last gold coins issued in Colombia for circulation. This specimen was lot 42175 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $282. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 5 Peso, 1924. PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder. Solid mint-state example of the issue."
Recorded mintage: 120,000.
Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .235 troy oz AGW (same standard as a British sovereign).
Catalog reference: Fr-113; KM-204.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.