Colombia 1874-B 5 centavos

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Heritage sale 3014, lot 15524
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This 5 centavos was struck at the Bogotá mint after Colombia converted to a decimal system (100 centavos = 1 peso = 10 decimos). It was lot 25524 and sold on April 15, 2011 for $218.50 at the 2011 April Rosemont Signature World & Ancient Coins CICF Auction #3014 by Heritage Auctions. The catalog description noted[1], "Bogotá 5 Centavos 1874, MS62 ANACS. Attractively toned and well struck. From The Dana Roberts Collection."

Recorded mintage: 276,000.

Specification: 1.25 g, 0.6660 fine silver, 0.0268 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 170.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont Signature World and Ancient Coins (CICF) Auction #3014, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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