Colombia 5 Pesos 1980 to 1989
Coins dated 1981 are sometimes mus-interpreted as 1861, but coins bearing the inscription REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA first appeared in 1886, well after 1861. These coins, dated 1980 to 1989, bear an image of Policarpa Salavarrieta, also known as 'La Pola,' a seamstress who spied for the Revolutionary Forces during the Spanish Reconquista. She was captured by Spanish Royalists and ultimately executed for high treason. She is now considered a heroine of the independence of Colombia.
These are modern coins made of non-precious metal. as such they are worth a few US cents each. An uncirculated specimen might sell for $1 or $2 US dollars.
, Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Bruce, Mon, 04-Aug-2014 18:33:13 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 04-Aug-2014 22:04:00 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 14-Aug-2016 20:34:34 GMT
Requester description: 1861 Possibly copper Front side: Woman sitting on somekind of seat, her right side shows and her hands are behind her back. The words REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA 1861 POLICARPA appear on this side. Back side: shows a factory or somekind of industrial scene. there is a number 5 to the left of the factory scene. Under the factory scene is the work PESOS. Under the word PESOS is more industrial scenery.
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