Colombia 1948-B 20 centavos

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1948/5 overdate
from the Mountain Groan Collection

This silver twenty centavos was struck for Colombia, of a type issued 1945-51. It is a conspicuous 1948/5 overdate, which is actually more common than the plain date. It replaced a previous type that was .900 fine silver.

Recorded mintage: 9,708,000 (for 1947-48).

Specification: 5 g, .500 fine silver, .080 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 208.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • Almanzar, Alcedo, and Dale Seppa, Coins of Colombia, San Antonio, TX: 1973.

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