Colombia 1915(b) 50 centavos
This fifty centavos was struck in Bogotá, Colombia, of a type issued 1912-33. The very similar Medellin issue (KM 193.2) is scarce. As neither the Bogotá or Medellin issue bear mintmarks, they must be told apart by stylistic differences. This type, with the portrait of hero Simon Bolivar, superseded the liberty head type last struck in 1908. The date is slightly scarce. To the delight and despair of collectors, the half dollars of Colombia come in a profusion of dates, styles, varieties and errors and form a collecting specialty all their own.
Recorded mintage: 946,000 includes small and large dates varieties, plus proofs.
Specification: 12.5 g, .900 fine silver, .361 troy oz ASW, edge lettered DIOS LEI LIBERTAD.
Catalog reference: KM 193.1.
- 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.