Colombia 10 and 20 Centavos  1897
Colombia 10 and 20 Centavos 1897

Nice coin, Jon. Miss Liberty (Libertad) is on the front and the coat of arms of Colombia (with a condor) is on the back. These coins are made of 66.6 percent pure silver. They contain:

10 (DIEZ) CENTAVOS: 0.054 troy ounces silver
20 (VEINTE) CENTAVOS: 0.107 troy ounces silver

These coins can never be worth less than their silver content, so even a totally smashed coin (scratched, stained, cleaned, mutilated) is worth its weight in silver. But, collectors pay premiums for nice looking specimens:

worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $7
fully uncirculated: $12

worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $22

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Coin: 18989 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Jon G, Thu, 26-Mar-2015 21:48:47 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 27-Mar-2015 13:02:59 GMT
Requester description: 1897 Lady Liberty obverse
eagle, shield, banners reverse veinte centavos 1897 republica de columbia
veinte centavos G5 bogota ley 0.666
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