Venezuela 1995 5000 bolivares
This specimen was lot 33828 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $780. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold Proof "Sucre Bicentennial" 5000 Bolivares 1995 PR70 Ultra Cameo NGC, Royal Canadian Mint mint. A flawless example with perfect deep mirror fields and frosted devices." This NCLT celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of Antonio José de Sucre, a hero of the wars of independence. He was assassinated in 1830. The gold coin was accompanied by a silver 500 bolivares (KM Y72).
Recorded mintage: 10,000 proofs.
Specification: 15.50 g, .900 fine gold, AGW 0.447 oz, 27 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-Y73.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019