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1 Centavo Leprosarium Coinage

Features

Country Colombia (Leprosarium Coinage)
Type Token
Year 1921
Value 1 Centavo (0.01)
Currency Peso (1901-1921)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# L9
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Special coinage for use in the three government leper colonies (Lazareto is Spanish) of Agua de Dios, Cano de Lord, and Contratacion.
The hospitals were closed in the late 1950s and patients were allowed to exchange these special coins for regular currency at any bank.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA
LAZARETO
* 1921 *

Reverse

Value within wreath, initials below ribbon

Lettering:
1
CENTAVO
RH

Edge

Plain

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1921 RH 300,000

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