Colombia 1978 15000 pesos

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Jean Elsen sale 104, lot 719
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This 15,000 pesos is an NCLT ("non-circulating legal tender") commemorative of the centennial of the death of hero Tomas Cipriano de Mosquera. This specimen was lot 719 in Jean Elsen sale 104 (Brussels, March 2010), where it sold for 1,300 euro. The catalog description noted,
"COLOMBIE, République (1819- ), AV 1500 pesos, 1978, Ocelot. Rare. Seulement 146 p. frappées. Flan Poli." (Republic of Colombia, gold 1500 pesos of 1978. Ocelet design. Rare, only 146 pieces struck in Proof.)
High value commemoratives of this nature generally went to political insiders and often were never available for sale to the public.

Recorded mintage: 490 plus 148 proofs.

Specification: 33.437 g, .900 fine gold, .967 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 266, Fr-140.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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