• 5 Centavos 1918-1950, KM# 199, Colombia
  • 5 Centavos 1918-1950, KM# 199, Colombia
Description

Varieties exist. Erratically punched final two digits of date are common on these issues, especially 1935-1950. A very faint "17" is often observable beneath the final two digits on many dates of this type. A cursive numberal form is found on some 1941st. In 1946 there were coins with and without notches in the rim.

Small letter H on the reverse is not a mintmark. All the coins of 1918-1924, with this letter or without it, were minted in Bogotá.

Obverse

Depicts a portrait of Liberty (left) wearing Phrygian cap with the inscription LIBERTAD (the Spanish word for "freedom") on the ribbon, country name above, date below.

REPÚBLICA DE COLOMBIA
1941

Reverse

Face value surrounded by a wreath. The mintmark (if any) below the wreath.

V
CENTAVOS
B

Edge

5 Centavos

KM# 199 Schön# 14 Restrepo# 368
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # Restrepo# 368.1, Restrepo# 368.3, Restrepo# 368.5, Restrepo# 368.6, Restrepo# 368.7, Restrepo# 368.8, Restrepo# 368.9, Restrepo# 368.10, Restrepo# 368.11, Restrepo# 368.12, Restrepo# 368.13, Restrepo# 368.14, Restrepo# 368.17, Restrepo# 368.18, Restrepo# 368.21, Restrepo# 368.23, Restrepo# 368.24, Restrepo# 368.27, Restrepo# 368.28, Restrepo# 368.29, Restrepo# 368.30, Restrepo# 368.31, Restrepo# 368.32, Restrepo# 368.33, Restrepo# 368.34
Mints
Bogotá Min
Medellín Mint
Philadelphia Mint (no mintmark)

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