Colombia 1897 20 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type was struck 1897 only for Colombia at the Brussels mint, bypassing the usual sources of Bogotá and Medellin. It is accompanied by a similar ten centavos, also common. Another civil war erupted soon after, interrupting production of silver twenty centavos until 1911.

Recorded mintage: 1,441,000.

Specification: 5 g, 0.666 fine silver, 0.107 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 189.


  • 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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