5 Centavos Liberty

Features

Country Colombia
Period Republic (1886-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1918-1950
Value 5 Centavos (0.05 COP)
Currency Peso decimalized (1847-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 199,
  • 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.
Schön# 14,
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.
Hernández# 364-376,
Pedro Pablo Hernández; 2013. Monedas y Billetes de Colombia: colonia y república 1616 a 2013 (6th edition). Begon, Medellín, Colombia. ISBN 9789584619082.
Restrepo# 368
Jorge Emilio Restrepo; 2012. Coins of Colombia: Spanish colonial and republican 1619 to 2012 (4th edition). Self-published, Medellín, Colombia. ISBN 9789584400802.

Obverse

Bust of Liberty facing right, with the country name around the top edge and the date below.

Lettering:
REPÚBLICA DE COLOMBIA
LIBERTAD
1933

Translation:
Republic of Colombia
1946

Reverse

Denomination within wreath.

Lettering:
V
CENTAVOS

Edge

Plain

Mints

B Casa de Moneda de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia (1620-1987)
Casa de Moneda de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia (1620-1987)
Casa de Moneda de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia
United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Comments



Multiple years exists with and without beads, including 1933,1935, and 1946. Some coins exhibit faint tracing of beads.






Note: Small letter H on the reverse is not a mintmark. All the coins of 1918-1924, with this letter or without it, were minted in Bogotá

Varieties exist for 1950 B: small 50 in date, large 50 in date (scarce), and very large 50 in date (rare).

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1918  767,000 4% Bogotá Mint
1919  1,926,000 1.8% Bogotá Mint
1920  2,062,000 5% Bogotá Mint
1920 H 0.7% Heaton Mint, Birmingham
1921  1,574,000 3% Bogotá Mint
1921 H 0.6% Heaton Mint, Birmingham
1922  2,623,000 4% Bogotá Mint
1922 H 0.4% Heaton Mint, Birmingham
1924  120,000 1.1% Bogotá Mint
1933  2,000,000 6% Philadelphia Mint (USA)
1935  388,000 1.39 10% Medellín Mint, irregular "35"
1935  10,000,000 0.25 0.65 16% Philadelphia Mint (USA) or Bogotá Mint
1936  1,612,000 0.8% Medellín Mint
1938  282,000 1.11 3.20 8% Medellín Mint, big irregular digits in date
1938  3,867,000 3.43 8% Philadelphia Mint (USA), small thin digits in date
1938 B 2,000,000 1.7% Bogotá Mint, small thick digits in date
1939  1,718,000 5% Medellín Mint, overdate 1939/5 exists
1941  1.9% Medellín Mint
1941 B 500,000 2% Bogotá Mint
1946  3,330,000 0.53 0.60 1.08 2.06 31% Medellín Mint, big digits in date
1946  40,000,000 0.30 0.60 1.78 45% Philadelphia Mint (USA), small digits in date
1949 B 2,750,000 1.20 9% Bogotá Mint
1950 B 3,611,000 0.36 9% Bogotá Mint, varieties exist (large/small 50)

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