Colombia 1956 peso

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This silver peso was struck in Mexico City to commemorate the bicentennial of the opening of the Popayán mint. It is the only silver peso struck in Colombia during the twentieth century so that it is just as well that it is common.

Recorded mintage: 12,000.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 216.

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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