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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.

Colombian Gold Coins
Apart from coffee and cocaine, Colombia has resources of precious metals including platinum and gold. It is natural therefore that Colombia has a long history of issuing gold coins. Its earliest gold coins were escudos in various multiples because of its Spanish heritage, but from about 1821, its main denomination was the peso. Colombia in common with most latin american countries has experienced inflation, so that it has issued gold coins with a denominations as low as 1 peso, and as high as 100,000 pesos.

Technical Specifications
DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
Escudo 21 3.3841 .8740 .0952
2 Escudos22.76.7682.901.1960
2,000 Pesos (1973)27.512.9000.900.3733
1,500 Pesos (1973)23.58.6000.900.2488
1,000 Pesos (1973)19.904.3000.900.1244
1973 Set (3 Coins) 25.8000.900.7465
500 Pesos3421.5000.900.6221
300 Pesos2912.9000.900.3733
200 Pesos238.6000.900.2488
100 Pesos194.3000.900.1244
10 Pesos2615.9761.900.4710
5 Pesos (1913 - 1919)217.9881.9170.2355
5 Pesos (1919 - 1930)21.97.9881 .9170.2355
2.5 Pesos183.9940.900.1177
2.5 Pesos193.9940.900.1177
2.5 Pesos203.9940.900.1177

Prices & Availability
Please contact us prior to ordering for current prices and availability.
DateDenominationGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
17762 EscudosFine Sold£100$160
19192.5 Pesos 74,000YesSee PageSee Page
19235 Pesosalmost EF74,000Sold£60$90
19305 PesosUncirculated502,000Sold£75$125
191910 PesosVF101,000Sold£145$240
192410 Pesosgood VF55,000YesSee PageSee Page
1968300 PesosProof, about FDC8,000YesSee PageSee Page
1973Proof Set 3 CoinsProof, about FDC5,000YesSee PageSee Page

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 1973 Colombian 1000 Pesos Gold Coin
Obverse of 1973 Colombian 1000 Pesos Gold Coin

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Reverse of 1973 Colombian 1000 Pesos Gold Coin
Reverse of 1973 Colombian 1000 Pesos Gold Coin

World Gold Coins 1973 Colombian 3 Gold Pesos Coin Collection In Presentation Box
1973 Colombian 3 Gold Pesos Coin Collection In Presentation Box


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