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Colombian Gold Coins

Brief Colombian History
Colombia is in the north west of South America. It is bordered by Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, and Venezuela. Santa Marta was settled by 1525, Colombia was established as a Spanish colony in 1549, although at that time, and until 1861, it was called Nueva Granada or New Granada. Independence was declared in 1810 , and secured in 1819 when Simon Bolivar united Colombia, Venezuela, Panama and Ecuador as the Republic of Gran Colombia, although Venezuela withdrew in 1829, Ecuador in 1830, and Panama in 1903.
Interestingly, we have always pronounced the name of the country "Columbia", not Colombia as it is spelt, but the certificate accompanying the 1973 coin set spells it as Columbia.

Pope Paul VI - 1968 Bogota Convention
In 1968, Pope Paul VII opened the 39th Eucharistic Convention which was held on Bogota, Colombia. To celebrate this event, Colombia issued a gold 300 pesos gold coin. The obverse of this coin shows a bust of Pope Paul VII, with the inscription:-
The reverse features the Colombian coat of arms, with the inscription:-

Technical Specifications
DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
300 Pesos2912.9000.900.3733

Key to Table
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
Gold Content = Gold content in Troy Ounces.

Prices & Availability
Please telephone us prior to ordering for current prices and availability.
DateDenominationGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
1968300 PesosProof, about FDC8,000Yes£515$825

Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order

Colombian Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Colombia, please look at our original Chard Coins website.

Obverse of 1968 Colombian 300 Pesos Gold Coin
Obverse of 1968 Colombian 300 Pesos Gold Coin

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Reverse of 1968 Colombian 300 Pesos Gold Coin
Reverse of 1968 Colombian 300 Pesos Gold Coin


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