Colombia 1907-AM 2 pesos p/m
This copper-nickel two peso "papel moneda" was struck for Colombia 1907-16. These coins were issued to retire paper money printed during the civil war of 1899-1903, hence the "p/m" marked on the reverse. (The chaos of that civil war enabled the United States to engineer Panamanian independence.) They later circulated equal to the copper-nickel two centavos of 1918-47 (KM 198). They are today very scarce in nice condition. The second specimen was lot 33059 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $199.75. The catalog description noted, "Papel Moneda 2 Pesos 1907 Specimen, inflationary coinage first produced this year of 1907 in Brussels. This issue circulated alongside 2 Centavos as issued post-war in 1918. Deeply brilliant and prooflike, the obverse is quite choice and the reverse has some tiny specks."
Recorded mintage: 4,161,000.
Specification: 3 g, copper-nickel.
Catalog reference: KM B279.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.