Colombia 1885(b) 2-1/2 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Colombia 1885 2-5 centavos rev DSLR.jpg

This specimen is one of a type struck 1881 only for Colombia at the Bogotá mint. It is listed as common but does not turn up near as often as the copper-nickel issue of 1881 (KM 177.1). The country adopted its current name, "Republica de Colombia," in 1886.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM 181.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th 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.

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