El Salvador


1 Colon, 1974

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Front: Cerron Grande Dam

Back: Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), explorer

Columbus sailed crossed the Atlantic Ocean under Spanish flag in 1492. His voyage marked the beginning of the European exploration and colonization of the Americas.


Cerron Grande Dam

Cerron Grande Dam

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5 Colones, 1980 (1992)

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Front: José Matías Delgado addressing crowd

José Matías Delgado y León (1767-1832) was a Salvadoran priest and doctor known as El Padre de la Patria Salvadoreña (The Father of the Salvadoran Fatherland). He was a leader of Salvadoran independence movement, and President of the Central American Constituent Congress 1821-1823.

Back: Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), explorer


Painting of José Matías Delgado addressing the crowd

José Matías Delgado

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5 Colones, 1997

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Front: National Palace, San Salvador

Back: Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), explorer

Courtesy bank note museum


National Palace

National Palace

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10 Colones, 1997

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Front: Izalco volcano, located at western El Salvador

Back: Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), explorer

Courtesy bank note museum


Izalco volcano

Izalco volcano

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25 Colones, 1997

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Front: San Andres pyramid

Back: Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), explorer


San Andres pyramid

San Andres pyramid

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50 Colones, 1997

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Front: Lake Coatepeque, San Salvador

Back: Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), explorer

Courtesy bank note museum


Lake Coatepeque

Lake Coatepeque

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100 Colones, 1997

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Front: Tazumal pyramid, Chalchuapa

Back: Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), explorer

Courtesy bank note museum


Tazumal Pyramid

Tazumal pyramid

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200 Colones, 1997

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Front: El Salvador del Mundo monument

Back: Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), explorer

Courtesy bank note museum


El Salvador del Mundo Monument

El Salvador del Mundo monument

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El Salvador, located in Central America bordered by Guatemala, Honduras and the Pacific Ocean, declared independence from Spain in 1921. Became part of Central American Republic 1923-1929. It again became an independent republic in 1929. U. S. dollars have replaced the Salvadorian Colones as the official legal tender since 2001. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on El Salvador.




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