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Is this Colombia 5 Pesos Gold Coin Real?

inkdiverinkdiver Posts: 51 ✭✭
edited February 1, 2023 9:37AM in Q & A Forum

Hello. Just to wanted to make sure this Colombia Cinco Pesos from 1920 looks real? Took some pictures in different lightings. I weighed it at 7.9 grams, and it's diameter at 22mm. It has dings/scratches, and probably has been cleaned.

FWIW: I put it in a glass of water and it immediately sank to the bottom (since real gold is very dense, it should do that). I know that's not a 100% accurate test; hence the confirmation here on the forum where there are more senior and experienced members.

BTW: Assuming everything looks good — would the "A" mint mark stand for Antioquia? I wonder if this was minted in Medellin.

Thank in advance.


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