Colombia 1884-B 20 centavos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 33048
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This specimen was lot 33048 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $152.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bogotá 20 Centavos 1884. Only Bogotá production, thus a one-year type, of this denomination and type. With typical moderate striking detail and much luster. Rare in Almost Uncirculated." This specimen is a one of a type struck 1884 only at the Bogotá mint. For some reason, the Bogotá mint produced many ten centavos but few twenty centavos whereas the reverse was true at Medellin.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 5 g, 0.835 fine silver, 0.134 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 176.3.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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