Colombia 1980 15000 pesos Fr-143
This specimen was lot 44559 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 15,000 Pesos, 1980. PROOF-68 DEEP CAMEO (PCGS). 150th Anniversary, death of Antonio Jose de Sucre. Hard mirrored fields and frosted cameo devices. Sold with red display case. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This commemorative was accompanied by a gold 30,000 pesos, on the death of Bolivar (Fr-141) and a gold 15,000 pesos, on the death of Cordova (Fr-142). Sucre was ambushed and murdered in 1830 by political opponents.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 17.29 g, .900 fine gold, .497 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-143; KM-275.
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