Dominican Republic 1988 500 pesos

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23488
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23488 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,173.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold Proof 500 Pesos 1988, Proof 69 DCAM PCGS, a dazzling coin struck for the discovery of America by Columbus." This type is not pictured in the SCWC and the drab design explains the reason why.

Recorded mintage: 2,600.

Specification: 31.1 g, .999 fine gold, 1.000 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 68.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3002: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.

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