Colombia 1968 1500 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 70410
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This specimen was lot 70410 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $2,640. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1500 Pesos, 1968. Bogota Mint. PCGS PROOF-67 DEEP CAMEO Secure Holder. This coin contains 1.8663 oz. AGW. Proof issued for the International Eucharistic Congress. Bright yellow gold color with stunning reflective surfaces. Ex: El Dorado collection Lot # 12344." This type was accompanied by gold 100 pesos (KM 231), 300 pesos (KM 233), 500 pesos (KM 234) and 200 pesos (KM 232). For the masses, a copper-nickel five pesos (KM 230) was emitted.

Recorded mintage: 5,722 plus proofs.

Specification: 64.50 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-117; KM-235.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Almanzar, Alcedo, and Dale Seppa, Coins of Colombia, San Antonio, TX: 1973.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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