• 5 Pesos 1980-1989, KM# 268, Colombia
  • 5 Pesos 1980-1989, KM# 268, Colombia
Obverse

Seated Policarpa Salavarrieta facing right, state name and year of issue.

Policarpa Salavarrieta (1795–1817), also known as "La Pola," was a Neogranadine seamstress who spied for the Revolutionary Forces during the Spanish Reconquista of the Viceroyalty of New Granada. She was captured by Spanish Royalists and ultimately executed for high treason. She is now considered a heroine of the independence of Colombia.

REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA
★ POLICARPA ★ 1980

Reverse

Industrial buildings and denomination.

5
PESOS

Edge

6 reeded and 6 smooth segments

5 Pesos

KM# 268
Characteristics
Material Bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2.13 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Casa de Moneda de Colombia

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