Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1955 Sorocaima 22.2grams


Dear David,

I was given a 1955 Venezuelan Sorocaima 22.2grams for Christmas. Could you give me some history as well as the value of this coin.

Thank you,


Cacique Gold Venezuela
Cacique Gold Venezuela  
Hello Marc,

Thanks for your question. Here is what I found for your coin ....

"Minted between 1955 and 1960, the “Cacique” series of Venezuelan Gold Coins honored legendary native chieftains of Venezuela. Chacao was a 16th Century chieftain who ruled in the Caracas Valley region. This gold coin, made with .643 oz of gold has a profile of Chacao on obverse, and the legends “Peso Total Grammos 22.2 Ley 900” and “20 Grammos Oro Puro” surrounding the icon of the Cacique series, a fist clenching a bunch of arrows. This series of coins were minted by the Interchange Bank Suiza in Switzerland, as noted on verso."

Based on today's gold value you have a coin worth $1060.00.  

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