1 Centavo Leprosarium Coinage
|Country||Colombia (Leprosarium Coinage)|
|Value||1 Centavo (0.01)|
|Orientation||Coin alignment ↑↓|
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
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.
REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA
* 1921 *
Value within wreath, initials below ribbon
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