Colombia 1935 5 centavos
This five centavos was struck for Colombia in Philadelphia, of a type issued 1918-50. This type overlaps the later copper liberty cap type issued 1942-79. The earlier dates were struck at the Philadelphia mint, the later ones in Bogotá, leading to a flurry of repunched date varieties. The 1946 is known from Philadelphia, Medellin and San Francisco.
Recorded mintage: 10,000,000.
Specification: 4 g, copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 199, Restr-368-14 (thin numbers in date).
- Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
- 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.