Colombia 1918 centavo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This copper-nickel centavo is the first year of type, which was struck 1918-21, 1933-38, 1941, 1946-48. It was issued to supersede the "papel moneda" coinage of 1902-16 which had depreciated to 1% of its nominal value, the result of civil war and paper money inflation. Most dates are common but this one is scarce.

Recorded mintage: 430,000, probably struck at Philadelphia.

Specification: 2 g, copper-nickel, 17 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 275.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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