Colombia 1906 50 centavos
This silver fifty centavos was struck 1906-08 for Colombia after the civil war of 1899-1903. (The chaos of that civil war enabled the United States to engineer Panamanian independence.) It is scarcer than the catalog indicates. When the fifty centavos resumed in 1912, Simon Bolivar's bust replaced the head of Libertad.
Recorded mintage: 446,000.
Specification: 12.5 g, .835 fine silver, .335 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 186.2.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.