Colombia 1949-B 5 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This five centavos was struck in Bogotá, Colombia, 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.

Recorded mintage: 2,750,000.

Specification: 4 g, copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 199, Restr-368.

Source:

  • 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.

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