Colombia 1927 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 122 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $345. The catalog description noted, "Medellin, Colombia, 5 pesos, 1927, encapsulated NGC MS 64+. Muted luster and toning, practically no marks, should be MS 65 in our opinion." Broken punches turned the "MEDELLIN" mintmark into "MFDFLLIN".
Recorded mintage: 365,000.
Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .235 troy oz AGW (same standard as a British sovereign).
Catalog reference: Fr-115, Sed-54; Restrepo-455.6; 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.