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Colombia 10 and 20 Centavos  1945 to 1952
Colombia 10 and 20 Centavos 1945 to 1952

This page applies to silver Colombian 10 and 20 centavos coins that look like our picture. That is Francisco de Paula Santander on the front. He was a military and political leader during the 1810 to 1819 independence war of the United Provinces of New Granada (present-day Colombia). Santander became known as 'The Man of the Laws.'

10 CENTAVOS: 0.040 troy ounces silver
20 CENTAVOS: 0.080 troy ounces silver

These small amounts of silver give these coins a small base value, or BV, which is the value due to silver content alone. At, say, $15 US dollars per troy ounce silver price (look up today's price at kitco.com), BV for 10 centavos is 0.040 x 15 = 60 US cents and for 20 centavos BV = $1.20.

The numismatic (coin collector) value of these coins normally supersedes the base value unless the coin is heavily worn or damaged.

10 CENTAVOS COMMON DATE COINS
worn: BV
average circulated: BV + $2
well preserved: BV + $3
fully uncirculated: BV + $10

20 CENTAVOS COMMON DATE COINS
worn: BV
average circulated: BV + $3
well preserved: BV + $4
fully uncirculated: BV + $15

Some coins have values greater than the 'common date' coins listed above. Shown below are values for well preserved 'better date' coins.

10 CENTAVOS BETTER DATE COINS
1947B: BV + $7 in well preserved condition

20 CENTAVOS BETTER DATE COINS
1945BB: BV + $25 in well preserved condition
1946: BV + $15
1947B: BV + $12
1949B: BV + $15
1950B: BV + $15

Coin: 20529 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: mlkennedy, Sun, 10-Jan-2016 20:15:12 GMT
Answered by: Todd, Tue, 12-Jan-2016 13:34:16 GMT
Requester description: 1947 1947 colombia 10 centavos
Front: Head of Santender
Back: 10 CENTAVOS surrounded by a 'ring'
Tags: colombia 10 20 centavos centavo centanos centaos head ring circle circled encircle circlet circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed wreath wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths

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