Colombia 1971 1500 pesos

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 30643
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This specimen was lot 30643 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $2,940. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 'Pan-American Games' Proof 1500 Pesos 1971 PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC. The largest denomination from a 5-piece set, struck for the 6th Pan-American games held in Cali, Colombia in 1971. Better than most seen, many show significant marks from coin to coin contact as a result of the original box of issue which did not tightly secure the coins in their designated place." Nickel five pesos (KM 247), gold 100 pesos (KM 248), 200 pesos (KM 249), 300 pesos (KM 250) and 500 pesos (KM 252) were also issued for this occasion.

Recorded mintage: est. 6,000.

Specification: 64.50 g, .900 fine gold, 1.854 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 252.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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