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
Number N# 236976
Numista (https://numista.com)
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.
And 2 more volumes.

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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