Colombia 1878-M 5 decimos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Colombia 1878M 5 decimos rev DSLR.jpg

This type was issued 1869-1886 at the Medellin mint with many types and subtypes, overdates, edge varieties, etc. The denomination is written as 'CINCO DECIMOS'. This date is not rare tho less common than the years 1880-85 which are available in large numbers. Most specimens are the 1878/4 overdate.

Recorded mintage: 318,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 161.1.


  • 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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