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Token: Colombia Lazareto (Leper Colony) Leprosarium 1, 2, 2 1/2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Centavos  1901 to 1928
Token: Colombia Lazareto (Leper Colony) Leprosarium 1, 2, 2 1/2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Centavos 1901 to 1928

There were three government-sponsored leper colonies in Colombia: Agua de Dios, Cano de Lord, and Contratacion. These coins were issued specifically for use in the leprosaria. They were scrubbed often, and most examples you see are worn to a frazzle. If you have a nice-looking specimen, it is quite valuable. Worn coins are not worth very much.

The different denominations minted are shown next. Use the 'values' entry to determine the value of your coin based on the listings which follow.

1 CENTAVO, copper-nickel, 1921, values 1
2 CENTAVOS, copper-nickel, 1921, values 1
2 1/2 CENTAVOS, brass, 1901, values 3
5 CENTAVOS, brass, 1901, values 2
5 CENTAVOS, copper-nickel, 1921, values 1
10 CENTAVOS, brass, 1901, values 2
10 CENTAVOS, copper-nickel, 1921, values 2
20 CENTAVOS, brass, 1901 with coat of arms on back, values 2
50 CENTAVOS, brass, 1901 with coat of arms on back, values 2
50 CENTAVOS, copper-nickel, 1921, values 1
50 CENTAVOS, brass, 1928, values 1

'VALUE 1' COINS
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $10

'VALUE 2' COINS
worn: $3 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $25

'VALUE 3' COINS
worn: $500 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $3000

These are catalog values. Use our Important Terminology page to convert catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 21471 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: puc, Tue, 16-Aug-2016 08:25:41 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 17-Aug-2016 02:40:04 GMT
Requester description: 1921 cross in front and wheat in back
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