Colombia 1 Peso Oro banknote of 1953

08 Jul 2019  Mon

Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a sovereign state situated in the northwest of South America, with some of its territories in North America as well. The peso has been the currency of Colombia since 1810. In 1915, a new paper currency was introduced, the Peso Oro. Colombia's banknotes continued to be issued denominated in Peso Oro until 1993, when the word Oro was dropped. Today we are looking at a 1 Peso Oro banknote issued in 1953. The obverse of the banknote features the Statue of Simon Bolivar in La Guaira, Venezuela to left; Boyaca Bridge (Puente de Boyacá) in Colombia, where Colombian independence was won against the Spanish army in centre; First President of Greater Colombia - Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Ponte Palacios y Blanco to right. The reverse depicts the Liberty head – Libertad in centre flanked by the denominational value on both the sides.

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