Colombia 1954-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 1942-46 and 1952-79. This type overlaps the earlier copper-nickel type issued 1918-50. The earlier dates were struck at the Philadelphia mint, the later ones in Bogotá, leading to a flurry of repunched date varieties. Despite the low mintage, the date is common.

Recorded mintage: 1,159,000.

Specification: bronze, 21 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 206.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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