10 Centavos

10 Centavos -  obverse10 Centavos -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Colombia
Period Republic (1886-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1952-1967
Value 10 Centavos (0.1 COP)
Currency Peso decimalized (1847-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 18.5 mm
Thickness 1.31 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 5094
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References KM# 212,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Restrepo# 380
Jorge Emilio Restrepo; 2012. Coins of Colombia : Spanish colonial and republican 1619 to 2012 (4th edition). Self-published, Medellín, Colombia.

Obverse

Arms of Colombia with the country name above around the rim and the date below

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA
1956

Translation:
Republic of Colombia
1956

Engraver: Luis Alberto Acuña Tapias

Luis Alberto Acuña Tapias (1904-1993) is a Colombian painter and sculptor.

Reverse

Value, the portrait of Indio Chief Calarcá facing right

Lettering:
DIEZ CENTAVOS
CALARCÁ

Translation:
Ten Centavos
Calarcá

Engraver: Luis Alberto Acuña Tapias

Luis Alberto Acuña Tapias (1904-1993) is a Colombian painter and sculptor.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

B Casa de Moneda de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia (1620-1987)

Comments

Chief Calarcá was a native American leader and war chief. This indigenous chief was the leader of the Pijaos Tribe, who lived in the actual Calarcá (municipality in the eastern part of the department of Quindío, Colombia). According to the legends, Chief Calarcá died in a fight with Baltazar Maldonado, an indigenous converted into the Catholicism, to keep the power of the territory, in a fight placed on Peñas Blancas, a characteristic mountain of the actual city of Calarcá.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1952 B 6 035 000 1.50 1.01 8% KM#212.1 - 18 mm; Restrepo#380.1
1953 B 6 985 000 0.40 9% KM#212.1 - 18 mm; Restrepo#380.3
1954 B 13 006 000 0.25 0.50 0.59 12% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm; Restrepo#380.4
1955 B 9 968 000 1.17 0.80 7% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm; Restrepo#380.5
1956  36 010 000 0.09 0.35 0.28 0.54 0.87 1.93 38% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm, without mintmark; Restrepo#380.6
1956 B 1.2% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm, with mintmark
1958  41 695 000 1.0% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm
1959  36 653 000 0.08 0.35 0.34 0.59 0.89 1.08 42% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm; Restrepo#380.7
1960  32 290 000 2.93 5% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm; Restrepo#380.8
1961  17 780 000 3% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm; Restrepo#380.9
1962  8 930 000 4% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm; Restrepo#380.10
1963  37 540 000 0.23 0.88 0.70 0.43 13% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm; Restrepo#380.11
1964  61 672 000 0.59 0.28 0.50 0.53 29% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm; Restrepo#380.12
1965  12 804 000 3% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm; Restrepo#380.13
1966  23 544 000 0.29 0.60 1.17 1.44 19% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm large date; Restrepo#380.14
1967  1.2% KM#212.2 - 18.5 mm

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