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20 Pesos

Features

Country Colombia
Period Republic (1886-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1982-1989
Value 20 Pesos
20 COP = 0.0052 USD
Currency Peso decimalized (1847-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 6.2 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 271
  • 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

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

Translation:
Republic of Colombia
Poporo Quimbaya Gold Museum

Reverse

The value within a wreath

Lettering:
20
PESOS

Edge

Smooth

Comments

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

There are lettering varieties for 1984. The 2 may have a straight leg or curved:

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND  18,300,000 0.3% esta monedad NO se acuño
1982  0.27 0.23 0.44 0.68 46%
1984  64,066,000 0.33 0.36 0.39 34%
1985  100,690,000 0.68 0.21 27%
1987  70,000,000 0.43 18%
1988  72,002,490 0.41 18%
1989  0.58 7%

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