Colombia 1964 5 centavos

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

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 example shown has multiple repunching of the date with possible number inversion, and also a strong doubling of the obverse die.

Recorded mintage: 9,336,000.

Specification: copper, 21 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 206.

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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