Colombia 1928 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 30463 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $470. The catalog description 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.
- 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.