Colombia 1996 500 pesos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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another specimen

This five hundred pesos was struck in Bogotá, Colombia, of a type issued 1993-97. It is common in all grades. It exemplifies the fad for bimetallic coinage which swept world mints in the 1990's.

Recorded mintage: 55,000,000.

Specification: 7.14 g, bimettalic, aluminum bronze center, copper nickel outer ring.

Catalog reference: KM 286.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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