Colombia 1952 10 centavos

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This ten centavos was struck in Bogotá, Colombia, of a type issued 1945-52. This type, with the portrait of hero Francisco de Santander, superseded the Bolivar head type last struck in 1911-42. The date is common but many of the issues have overdates. The year 1952 also saw the introduction of the copper-nickel ten centavos featuring the head of chief Calarca.

Recorded mintage: 1,060,000.

Specification: 2.5 g, .500 fine silver, .040 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, designed by Gilroy Roberts.

Catalog reference: KM 207.2.


  • 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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