Colombia 1886 5 centavos KM-184

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This specimen is one of a type struck for Colombia in 1886 only. It replaced the last five centavos struck in silver (KM 174). This coin is listed very cheaply in the SCWC but, like many minors from Colombia, very difficult to find in nice condition. This date exists in several reverse varieties. The country adopted its current name, "Republica de Colombia," in 1886. Five centavos coins from the later period are all base metal.

Recorded mintage: 1,000,000.

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 183.1, 183.2, 184 (shown here).

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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