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5 Pesos Oro

5 Pesos Oro -  obverse5 Pesos Oro -  reverse

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Features

Country Colombia
Type Standard banknote
Years 1940-1950
Value 5 Pesos Oro (5 COP)
Currency Peso decimalized (1847-date)
Composition Paper
Size 141 × 71 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 386
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

On blue color, left side portrait of Jose M. Cordoba; in the middle of the note lettering between 5 numbers above and below; the number 5 in the four corners, one of them (bottom left) slanted 45 degrees. The serial numbers are in red color.

Lettering:
EL BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA
PAGARÁ AL PORTADOR
CINCO PESOS
ORO

Translation:
THE BANK OF THE REPUBLIC (central bank)
WILL PAY THE BEARER
FIVE GOLD PESOS

Reverse

In brown color, image of Lady Liberty in the center, facing right, within a circle, with lettering around it and between two large numbers 5. The number 5 appears in the four corners of the note, all slanted 45 degrees, left or right, from the vertical axis.

Lettering:
BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA
BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
CINCO PESOS ORO

Comments

José María Córdoba (1799 - 1729) was a General of the Colombian army during the War of independence.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Mar%C3%ADa_C%C3%B3rdova

Printer: American Bank Note Company
The 1940-1947 issues have the number symbol (Nº) before the serial numbers.
The 1949-1950 issues do not have the number symbol.

1940-1943 have a red series letter (M).
1944-1950 have a blue-black series letter (M or FF).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1940-Jul-20 
1942-Jul-20 
1943-Jul-20 
1944-Jul-20 
1945-Jan-1 
1946-Jul-20 
1947-Aug-7 
1949-Oct-12 
1950-Jan-1  Series FF

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