Colombia 1916-AM peso p/m

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Colombia 1916 peso pm rev DSLR.jpg
closeup of 1916/4 overdate

This copper-nickel peso "papel moneda" was struck for Colombia 1907-16. The 1916 is the scarcest date. 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 one centavo of 1918-48 (KM 275). They are today very scarce in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: 234,000.

Specification: 2 g, copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM A279.


  • 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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