Colombia 1988 50 pesos
This copper-nickel 50 centavos is of a type issued for Colombia 1986-1989. The obverse theme is the National Constitution, which brought about the Republic of Colombia 100 years prior to 1986, the first year of issue. The second specimen was part of lot 42614 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), which sold for $228. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. Uncirculated Mint Set, 1985-88. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED. 6 pieces in set. Uncirculated denomination mint set from "Casa de Moneda Ibague", from an issue of 2,000. 1987 2 Pesos, KM-263; 1988 5 Pesos, KM-268; 1988 10 Pesos, KM-270; 1988 20 Pesos, KM-271; 1988 50 Pesos, KM-272; and 1985 1 Peso, KM-unlisted, Restrepo-428.8, Restrepo states that this date is a pattern and does not occur outside of the mint set. In original mint sealed card and with original envelope. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins."
Recorded mintage: 100,002,000.
Specification: 8.4 g, copper-nickel, 26.8 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 272.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.