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20 Pesos Oro

20 Pesos Oro -  obverse20 Pesos Oro -  reverse

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Features

Country Colombia
Type Standard banknote
Years 1953-1965
Value 20 Pesos (20 COP)
Currency Peso decimalized (1847-date)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 401
  • 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

Violet color note with left side portrait of Francisco Jose de Caldas, inside an oval over which lies a full-body allegorical figure.
Main lettering is on the middle, serial number in red color, over a background image of a plane flying over a river, with vegetation and palm trees on the closer shore and mountains on the other.
A right facing portrait of Lady Liberty is inside a circle, on the right side of the note.

Lettering:
EL
BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA
PAGARÁ AL PORTADOR
VEINTE PESOS
ORO
BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
1° DE ENERO DE 1953

Translation:
The central bank of Colombia
will pay the bearer of this note
ten gold pesos
Bogota, Colombia
-date of issue-

Reverse

Violet color image of the central bank building in Barranquilla, with text above and below and large numbers 20 on the sides.

Lettering:
BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA
EDIFICIO DEL BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA EN BARRANQUILLA
BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA

Comments

Nicknamed "El Sabio" ('The Wise'), Francisco José de Caldas (1768-1816) was a Colombian scientis, lawyer, military engineer, mathematician, geographer and inventor. Born in Popayán (Cauca province) and executed by orders of Pablo Morillo during the Spanish American Reconquista for being a forerunner of the fight for the independence .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Jos%C3%A9_de_Caldas

Printer: Thomas de la Rue Co. Ltd., London, England

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1953-Jan-1  serie O
1960-Jan-1 
1961-Jan-2  serie O
1965-Jan-2 

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