Colombia 1973 10 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This ten centavos was struck in Bogotá, Colombia, of a type issued 1967-80. This type, featuring the bust of Santander, replaced a copper-nickel ten centavos with the head of Indian chief Calarcá which was issued 1952-66. This subtype, issued 1972-80, has a continuous obverse legend. The denomination was suspended after this type, inflation having rendered it worthless.

Recorded mintage: 46,549,000.

Specification: 2.52 g, nickel plated steel, 18.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 253.


  • 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.

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