Colombia 1963 5 centavos
This five centavos was struck in Bogotá, Colombia, of a type issued 1942-46 and 1952-66. This type overlaps the earlier copper-nickel liberty head 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. The examples shown has multiple repunching of the date with possible number inversion, and also a strong doubling of the obverse die.
Recorded mintage: 15,113,000.
Specification: copper, 21 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 206.
- 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.