Colombia 1929 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 419 in Sedwick sale 9 (Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $494.50. The catalog description noted, "Medellin, Colombia, 5 pesos, 1929, encapsulated NGC MS-65. Gem BU with near prooflike luster. Dr. Frank Sedwick collection of Colombian Republic gold coins."
Recorded mintage: 321,000.
Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .235 troy oz AGW (same standard as a British sovereign).
Catalog reference: Sedwick-54. Restrepo-455. 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.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.