Colombia 1880-B 2-1/2 centavos

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This is from a type struck 1872-81 with reduced silver fineness from the Bogotá mint for Colombia. The Bogotá mint also struck quarter décimos 1863-73 but switched to 2½ centavos for 1872-81. The Popayán mint stuck to quarter décimos until 1881.

Recorded mintage: 123,000.

Specification: 0.90 g, 0.666 fine silver, 0.0192 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 169.

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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