Colombia 1956 centavo
This centavo was struck in Bogotá, Colombia, of a type issued 1952-58. It superseded a copper-nickel type of the same design for 1918-48. The earlier dates were struck at the Philadelphia and Denver mints, the later ones in Bogotá, leading to a flurry of repunched date varieties. A copper liberty cap centavo was issued in 1942-51, 1957-66.
Recorded mintage: 1,315,000.
Specification: 2 g, nickel-plated steel, 17 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 275a.
- 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.