Colombia 1929 5 pesos

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photo courtesy Daniel F. Sedwick, LLC

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[1] 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.

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