Colombia 1928 2-1/2 pesos
This type was struck at Medellin 1924-29. It and the matching five pesos replaced the "minero" type issued 1913-19. This specimen was lot 395 in Sedwick sale 9 (Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $862.50. The catalog description noted, "Medellin, Colombia, 2-1/2 pesos, 1928, encapsulated NGC MS-64, rare. Bold strike and beautifully lustrous, with shadow of clashed dies on both sides, finest known specimen graded by NGC. RRR in Sedwick, who notes 'quite rare but with little demand,' which must be why KM does not distinguish this date from the others. Restrepo, on the other hand, estimates it at $500 in UNC. The 2 and 8 in the date are much larger than the other digits. Dr. Frank Sedwick collection of Colombian Republic gold coins."
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold, .117 troy oz AGW (same standard as half a British sovereign).
Catalog reference: Fr-116, Sedwick-50, Restrepo-452, KM-203.
- 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 #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.