Dear numismatic friends,
We have the unfortunate task of informing everyone that a treasure of Colombian numismatics has been stolen. Mr. Gregorio Toulemonde’s apartment, located in Bogota, Colombia, was broken into by a gang of criminals who took his important collection of silver and copper coins of Colombia. The stolen coins were mainly minor pieces from colonial times to the 20th century, many of them unique and/or finest known. This group represents high value for the history of Colombia, in addition to the monetary value. More than 50 years of dedication to numismatics have been unfairly lost in just a few minutes. Any offering of Colombian coins at this point should be closely scrutinized. A detailed list of the stolen coins will be provided soon. A reward is being offered for the recovery of the coins.
For more information on this issue please contact us or Mr. Toulemonde using WhatsApp via +57 (314) 393-5158.
Thank you for your serious attention to this matter.
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC
1/2 Real 1760 Nuevo Reino pillar coin (only known example in private hands)
1 Real of 1760 Nuevo Reino pillar coin (extremely rare.)
1 Centavo coins: Complete 20th Century collection (all known issues; 66 coins)
2 Centavos coins: Complete 20th Century collection (all known issues including the extremely rare 1922; 28 coins)
1/4 Décimo and 1/4 Real pieces: Complete collection of all known issues, including the rare 2-1/2 Centavo Lazareto issue; 130 pieces)
1/2 Décimo and 5 Centavo coins: all known issues through 1878 (complete collection missing only the two pieces of Medellín of 1870; 188 coins).
1 Décimo, 1 Real and 10 Centavos coins: complete collection 1760 through 1978; 165 pieces.
2 Décimos, 2 Reales and 20 Centavos coins: virtually complete collection 1772 through 1979; 157 pieces.
5 Décimos and 50 Centavos coins: all issues including the half peso of Medellín, 1868 to 1980; 153 coins.
Many other rare coins; however the crown-size 1 Peso coins were not stolen.