Colombia 1973 20 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This twenty centavos was struck in Bogotá, Colombia, a type issued 1971-78. It is common in all grades. The portrait is of Santander, not Bolivar as was previously customary. The SCWC assigns this issue a new catalog number but it is only a slight redesign of the type issued 1967-69 (KM 227) and that of 1969-70 (KM 237). This specimen is the 1973/1 overdate.

Recorded mintage: 41,440,000.

Specification: 4.5 g, nickel plated steel, 23.8 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 246.1.


  • 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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