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Bogota, Colombia, 1971 VI Panamerican Games in Cali Commemorative set of 100, 200, 300, 500 and 1500

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Dr. Frank Sedwick Collection of Colombian Coins Start Price:4,000.00 USD Estimated At:5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD
Bogota, Colombia, 1971 VI Panamerican Games in Cali Commemorative set of 100, 200, 300, 500 and 1500
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4,500.00USDto prehistoricreptile7+ (675.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2011 Apr 26 @ 19:54UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Bogota, Colombia, 1971 VI Panamerican Games in Cali Commemorative set of 100, 200, 300, 500 and 1500 pesos proofs (5 coins) in original custom case in green (rare, one of only 48 made). Sedwick-67 through 71. Restrepo-p. 289. KM-248 through 252. Five perfect cameo Proofs, issued to commemorate the Olympics-style Panamerican games that took place in Cali in 1971, with various events depicted on the smaller denominations and other icons on the larger ones, culminating in the famous "Muisca raft" on the massive 1500 pesos. Widely acknowledged as the scarcest of the three early Colombian proof sets, the key to this lot in particular is its rare original presentation case in green, one of only 48 made for distribution in Europe only (the ones for Colombian distribution are red), although regrettably this case is slightly damaged on the outside from storage in plastic. Per Sedwick: "About half the issue was initially unsold and reportedly melted--and merits a premium of 50% over the spot price of its gold content." Total weight of 111.8 grams of .900 gold. Dr. Frank Sedwick collection of Colombian Republic gold coins