Colombia 1877-M 20 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Colombia 1877M 20 centavos rev DSLR.jpg

This specimen is a one of a type struck 1875-1882 at the Medellin mint. This coin is a descendant of the first two reales of the independent Nueva Granada (1839-46, KM 97). Eventually, the government announced that ten reales made a peso instead of the former eight. The former two reales was redesignated a two decimos, struck 1854-58 (KM 117). In 1866, the fineness was lowered to .835 and struck at that standard 1866-74 (KM 149, 155, 159, 160) to be replaced by this issue at the same ASW.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5 g, 0.835 fine silver, 0.134 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 178.1.

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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