Colombia 1947-B 50 centavos
This fifty centavos was struck in Bogotá for Colombia, of a type issued 1947-48. This type, with the uniformed portrait of hero Simon Bolivar, superseded the bare Bolivar head type last struck in 1934. The new type was only .500 fine. The date is common and the 1947/6 overdate shown here is more common than the regular date. 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: 1,240,000.
Specification: 12.5 g, .500 fine silver, .200 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 209.
- 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.