Colombia 1909-AM 5 pesos p/m
This copper-nickel five pesos "papel moneda" was struck for Colombia 1907-16. These coins were issued to retire paper money printed during the civil war of 1899-1903, hence the "p/m" marked on the reverse. (The chaos of that civil war enabled the United States to engineer Panamanian independence.) They later circulated equal to the copper-nickel five centavos of 1918-50 (KM 199). They are today very scarce in nice condition.
Recorded mintage: 4,000,000.
Specification: 4 g, copper-nickel.
Catalog reference: KM 279.
- 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.