Colombia 1902 50 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This silver fifty 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 is scarcer than the catalog indicates.

Recorded mintage: 960,000.

Specification: 12.5 g, .835 fine silver, .335 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 192.


  • 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.

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