5 Centavos Liberty

Features

Issuer 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 (75% Copper, 25% Nickel)
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 3010
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 199,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 14,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Hernández# 364-376,
Pedro Pablo Hernández; 2013. Monedas y Billetes de Colombia : colonia y república 1616 a 2013 (6th edition). Begon, Medellín, Colombia.
Restrepo# 368
Jorge Emilio Restrepo; 2012. Coins of Colombia : Spanish colonial and republican 1619 to 2012 (4th edition). Self-published, Medellín, Colombia.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPÚBLICA DE COLOMBIA
LIBERTAD
1933

Translation:
Republic of Colombia
Liberty

Reverse

Denomination within wreath.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
V
CENTAVOS

Edge

Plain

Mints

Casa de Moneda de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia (1620-1987)
Casa de Moneda de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia
United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)
B Casa de Moneda de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia (1620-1987)
H Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham Limited, United Kingdom (1850-2003)

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

For the 1946 dated coins:13,423,000 were minted in the Philadelphia Mint and 3,330,000 were minted in the San Francisco Mint.

In 1947, 23,247,000 were minted in the San Francisco Mint.

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 $ 3.10 4% Bogotá Mint
1919  1 926 000 2% Bogotá Mint
1920  2 062 000 5% Bogotá Mint
1920 H 0.6% Heaton Mint, Birmingham
1921  1 574 000 3% Bogotá Mint
1921 H 0.5% Heaton Mint, Birmingham
1922  2 623 000 3% Bogotá Mint
1922 H 0.4% Heaton Mint, Birmingham
1924  120 000 1.1% Bogotá Mint
1933  2 000 000 $ 0.87 6% Philadelphia Mint (USA)
1935  388 000 $ 1.30 8% Medellín Mint, irregular "35"
1935  10 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.43 $ 0.59 $ 1.10 18% Philadelphia Mint (USA) or Bogotá Mint
1936  1 612 000 0.7% Medellín Mint
1938  282 000 $ 1.10 $ 2.90 8% Medellín Mint, big irregular digits in date
1938  3 867 026 $ 3.10 8% Philadelphia Mint (USA), small thin digits in date
1938 B 2 000 000 2% Bogotá Mint, small thick digits in date
1939  1 718 000 $ 2.20 4% Medellín Mint, overdate 1939/5 exists
1941  1.9% Medellín Mint
1941 B 500 000 1.9% Bogotá Mint
1946  3 330 000 $ 0.48 $ 0.48 $ 0.95 $ 2.20 29% Medellín Mint, big digits in date
1946  40 000 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.23 $ 0.46 $ 0.57 $ 1.60 46% Philadelphia Mint (USA), small digits in date
1949 B 2 750 000 $ 1.10 9% Bogotá Mint
1950 B 3 611 000 $ 0.35 9% Bogotá Mint, varieties exist (large/small 50)

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