Colombia 1892 50 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Colombia 1892 50 centavos rev DSLR.jpg
a proof, photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This fifty centavos was struck in Philadelphia and Bogotá to commemmorate the fourth centennial of the discovery of America by Christopher Colombus, the namesake of Colombia. The type is common and occurs in several varieties. A few proofs are known.

Recorded mintage: 4,826,000.

Specification: 12.5 g, .835 fine silver, .335 troy oz ASW, edge lettered DIOS LEI LIBERTAD.

Catalog reference: KM 187.2 (shown).


  • 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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