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1971-1991 | 1994-2016

 

 

10,000 Pesos, 1994

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Front: A young Embera (indigenous Colombian Pacific native) Woman

Back: Native birds around antique map

 

Indian Girl

 

2,000 Pesos, 1999

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

Back: Entrance to Casa de Moneda de Colombia

Casa de Moneda de Colombia (Spanish for Colombian mint) is a Colombian currency museum based in the city of Bogotá. It was founded in 1621 as the mint.

 

Casa de Moneda

Casa de Moneda

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5,000 Pesos, 2001

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Front: José Asunción Silva (1865-1896), Colombian poet

Back: Woman, trees and monument

 

Woman

 

10,000 Pesos, 2001

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

Back: Village at Guadas, circa 1846

 

Policarpa Salavarrieta

 

20,000 Pesos, 2001

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Front: Julio Garavito Armero (1865-1920), Colombian astronomer

Back: Satellite view of earth

 

50,000 Pesos, 2010

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Front: Jorge Isaacs (1837-1895), Colombian writer, politician and soldier

Back: Hacienda El Paraiso

The Hacienda Paradise is a museum house in El Cerrito. It is known worldwide for being the setting of the novel summit of Latin American Romanticism.

Courtesy billet-del-mundo

 

Hacienda El Paraiso

 Hacienda El Paraiso

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2,000 Pesos, 2015 (2016)

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Front: Débora Arango (1907-2005), Colombian artist

Back: "Five colors river" the Caño Cristales in the La Macarena hills

Courtesy riccim31

 

5,000 Pesos, 2015 (2016)

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Front: Jose Asunción Silva (1865-1896), Colombian poet

Back: the Colombian páramos, a plant of puya and a bumblebee

Courtesy riccim31

 

10,000 Pesos, 2015 (2016)

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Front: Virginia Gutierrez (1921-1999), Colombian anthropologist

Back: Amazon with its exotic biodiversity

Courtesy riccim31

 

20,000 Pesos, 2015 (2016)

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Front: Alfonso López Michelsen (1913-2007), 24th President of Colombia 1974-1978

Back: Man with caña flecha reed (gynerium sagittatum); "sombrero vueltiao" (turned hat); Benjamin Puche Villadiego poem about sombrero vueltiao; pre-hispanic channel system of the Zenú tribe at La Mojana

Courtesy bank note museum

 

50,000 Pesos, 2015 (2016)

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Front: Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014), Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist

Back: Natives, Ciudad Perdida (heart of the Tayrona culture in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta)

Courtesy riccim31

 

100,000 Pesos, 2014 (2016)

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Front: Carlos Lleras Restrepo (1908-1994), 22nd President of Colombia 1966-1970

Back: Cocora Valley, Quindio; wax palm, the national tree

Courtesy monetariocolombia

1971-1991 | 1994-2016

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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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