Colombia 1926 5 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, part of lot 40455
Colombia SB818-40455j.jpg
from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, part of lot 40457
Colombia SB818-40457r.jpg

The first specimen was part of lot 40455 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. Lot of (6) 5 Pesos, 1919-26. PCGS MS-62 Gold Shields. Fr-113 & 115; KM-201.1 & 204. Each coin is beautiful and lustrous with yellow-gold surfaces. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." The second specimen was part of lot 40457 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,140. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. A foursome of MS-63 (PCGS) 5 Pesos. Included are 1920-A; 1924-B; 1924; 1926. (Total: 4 pieces). From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck 1924-30 and is common. The year 1926 comes with many minor date and mintmark varieties.

Recorded mintage: 383,000.

Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .234 troy oz AGW (same standard as a British sovereign).

Catalog reference: Fr-115, KM-204.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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