20 Centavos

Features

Country Colombia
Period Republic (1886-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1956-1966
Value 20 Centavos (0.20 COP)
Currency Peso decimalized (1847-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.0 g
Diameter 23.4 mm
Thickness 1.44 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 215
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Portrait of Simón Bolívar facing right and the date below

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA
1959

Translation:
Republic of Colombia
1959

Reverse

The value above the arms of Colombia and 16 stars forming a semicircle below

Lettering: VEINTE CENTAVOS

Translation: Twenty Centavos

Edge

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1956  39,778,000 0.59 0.36 0.34 42% KM# 215.1 Small date
1959  44,779,000 0.50 0.36 0.39 0.82 0.52 51% KM# 215.1 Small date
1963  12,035,000 0.30 0.61 0.61 32% KM# 215.2 Large date
1964  29,075,000 0.46 0.56 17% KM# 215.2 Large date
1965  19,180,000 0.53 5% KM# 215.2 Large date
1966  23,060,000 0.12 0.49 0.56 26% KM# 215.3 Medium date

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