Colombia 1902 5 centavos
This billon five centavos was struck in Philadelphia for Colombia in 1902 only during the civil war of 1899-1903. (The chaos of that civil war enabled the United States to engineer Panamanian independence.) It was the last five centavo coin to contain any silver and is common. Do not confuse it with the rare copper-nickel issue (KM 184) from Waterbury, also dated 1902.
Recorded mintage: 400,000.
Specification: 1.25 g, .666 fine silver, .026 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 191.
- 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.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.