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20 Pesos

Features

Country Colombia
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1982-1989
Value 20 Pesos
20 COP = 0.0059 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 6.2 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 271
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Poporo Quimbaya. Its primary use was as a ceremonial device for chewing of coca leaves during religious ceremonies. It was made around 300 B.C. It is used to carry the lime to the mouth while chewing coca leaves. Exhibited in the Gold Museum in Bogotá, Colombia, it has been depicted in the Colombian currency, in coins and bills.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA
POPORO QUIMBAYA MUSEO DEL ORO

Reverse

Denomination

Lettering: 20 PESOS

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Although Krause shows mintage numbers for 1986, this coin was not issued with that year.

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ND  18,300,000 esta monedad NO se acuño
1982  0.39 0.66
1984  64,066,000 0.52
1985  100,690,000 0.53
1987  70,000,000 0.37
1988  72,002,490 0.48
1989  0.53

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