Colombia 1930 5 pesos
This specimen was part of lot 40458 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $720. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. A pair of Gem MS-65 (PCGS) 5 Pesos. Included are 1924; 1930. (Total: 2 pieces). From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck 1924-30 and is common. The year 1930 comes with many minor date and mintmark varieties.
Recorded mintage: 302,000.
Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .234 troy oz AGW (same standard as a British sovereign).
Catalog reference: Fr-115, KM-204.
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- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.