Colombia 1925 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. Many varieties exist of the date and mintmark. The first specimen was lot 2213 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it sold for $293.75. The catalog description noted, "Colombia. 5 Pesos, 1925 (Medellin) NGC MS63. Small head of Bolivar right. Reverse: Arms. NGC graded MS-63."
Recorded mintage: 668,000.
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.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.