500 Pesos

Features

Country Colombia
Period Republic (1886-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1993-2012
Value 500 Pesos
500 COP = 0.13 USD
Currency Peso decimalized (1847-date)
Composition Bimetallic: aluminium-bronze center in nickel brass ring
Weight 7.4 g
Diameter 23.8 mm
Thickness 2.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 2432
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 286,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 114
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The holy tree of Guacarí, which got its name for celebrating the Guacari inhabitants, who preserve the Samán tree

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA
EL ARBOL DE GUACARI

Translation:
Republic of Colombia
The Guacari Tree

Reverse

Value above the date

Lettering:
500
PESOS
2010

Edge

Segmented (8 milled, 8 smooth)

Comments

Varieties exist both in terms of the ratio of design size and the inner circle and in terms of placement of writing along the rim (closer vs. farther from the coin edge):


Varieties exist on the 1997 lettering:
@Duberney Osorio

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1993  15 642 000 8%
1994  90 000 000 0.45 0.51 0.73 0.98 0.98 28%
1995  90 000 000 0.52 0.59 0.59 0.65 24%
1996  55 000 000 2.05 0.54 0.79 2.02 14%
1997  50 000 000 0.30 0.95 10%
2002  38 800 000 0.31 0.95 9%
2003  26 410 000 0.39 3.55 8%
2004  90 454 000 1.05 0.59 0.97 16%
2005  97 664 000 0.59 1.66 1.18 15%
2006  70 700 000 0.95 0.73 1.87 13%
2007  109 624 000 0.30 0.59 0.59 16%
2008  132 400 000 1.18 0.60 0.83 1.31 1.18 19%
2009  39 700 000 7%
2010  35 800 000 0.39 7%
2011  0.35 1.08 10%
2012  1.01 0.39 7%

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