Colombia 1885-B 5 centavos

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The Bogotá mint struck five centavos 1875-85 and its product is listed fairly cheaply in the SCWC but, like many Colombian minors, is seldom seen in nice condition. This is the last year this denomination was struck in silver.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 1.25 g, .666 fine silver, .026 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-174a.1.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Almanzar, Alcedo, and Dale Seppa, Coins of Colombia, San Antonio, TX: 1973.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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