Colombia 1928 5 pesos

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30463
Colombia 1928M 5 pesos rev H3029-30463.jpg

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 30463 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $470. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 5 Pesos 1928-Medellin, MS65 NGC. A choice piece with virtually flawless surfaces. Both E's in MEDELLIN are F's (as are all known coins of this date.)"

Recorded mintage: 314,000.

Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .235 troy oz AGW (same standard as a British sovereign).

Catalog reference: 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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