Colombia 1859-B 1/2 decimo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Colombia 1859B medio decimo rev DSLR.jpg

This half décimo, an early effort at a decimal coinage, was accompanied by a silver one décimo of similar design (KM 125). It was issued 1859-62. Labeled "Confederacion Granadina," it superseded a similar coin stamped "Nueva Granada" (see KM 114).

Recorded mintage: unknown but common in low grade.

Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, .036 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-124.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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