Colombia 1959 10 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This ten centavos was struck in Bogotá, Colombia, of a type issued 1954-66. This type, with the portrait of chief Calarca, superseded the silver coin featuring the hero Francisco de Santander. The date is very common. Chief Calarca appeared on various ten centavos until 1966. The following year Santander was restored to the ten centavos.

Recorded mintage: 36,653,000.

Specification: copper-nickel, 18.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 212.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Almanzar, Alcedo, and Dale Seppa, Coins of Colombia, San Antonio, TX: 1973.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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