Colombia 1874-M 5 decimos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type was issued 1873-75 at Medellin under the new decimal system of 100 centavos = 1 peso. The denomination is written as 'CINCO DECIMOS'. This date is also known with a different style liberty head (KM 153.6) but that type is considerably scarcer.

Recorded mintage: 185,000.

Specification: 12.5 g, 0.835 fine silver, 0.335 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 153.4.


  • 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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