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1971-1991 | 1994-2016

 

 

1 Peso Oro, 1971

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Front: Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), South American revolutionary leader; Francisco de Paula Santander (1792-1840), military and political leader of independence

Back: Condor with waterfall and mountain

 

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5 Pesos Oro, 1980

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Front: José María Córdova (1799-1829), Antiochian general and hero of Ayacucho

Back: Castillo San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena

The castle is a fortress built by the Spanish during the colonial era. Construction began in 1536 and expanded in 1657.

 

Fortress of San Felipe

Fortress of San Felipe

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10 Pesos Oro, 1980

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Front: Antonio Narino (1765-1823), Colombian revolutionary

Back: San Agustin Archaeological Park

The park is at the core of San Agustín archaeological zone featuring the largest complex of pre-Columbian megalithic funerary monuments and statuary.

 

San Agustin Archaeological Park

San Agustin Archaeological Park

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20 Pesos Oro, 1982

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Front: Francisco Jose de Caldas (1771-1816), Colombian naturalist

Back: Gold Museum, Bogata

The museum displays an extraordinary selection of pre-Hispanic gold work collection, the biggest in the world -

 

Gold Museum

Gold Museum

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2 Pesos Oro, 1972

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Front: Policarpa Salavarrieta (1795-1817), Colombian revolutionary

Back: Balsa Muisca from the Gold Museum, Bogata

The Muisca Raft (Balsa Muisca in Spanish) is an artistic figure of pre-Columbian gold votive, drafted by the Muisca culture in a geographic region that currently corresponds to the center of Colombia. The piece is exhibited at the Gold Museum in Bogota.

 

Balsa Muisca

Balsa Muisca

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100 Pesos Oro, 1973

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Front: Francisco de Paula Santander (1792-1840), military and political leader of independence

Back: National Capitol at Bogota

Capitolio Nacional (or National Capitol) is a building on Bolivar Square in central Bogotá, the construction of which began in 1876, by order of president Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera, and was not concluded until 1926. It houses both houses of the Congress of Colombia.

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National Capitol

National Capitol

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100 Pesos Oro, 1991

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Front: Antonio Narino (1765-1823), Colombian revolutionary

Back: Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva is a colonial town and municipality, in the Boyacá department of Colombia. The town was declared a National Monument on December 17, 1954 to preserve its architecture.

 

Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva

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200 Pesos Oro, 1989

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Front: José Celestino Mutis y Bosio (1732-1808), botanist

Back: Our Lady of the Rosary University in Bogotá

Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (in Spanish) is a university established in 1653. Due to its important place in Colombian history, it is known as "The Cradle of the Republic". At least 28 of Colombia's presidents have been students of this university.

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Colombia, located in the northwestern corner of South America, was a Spanish colony known as New Granada 1549-1861. Gained full independence in 1924. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Colombia.

 

 

 

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