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Colombia 20 Centavos coin earrings Colombian flags Andean condor Bogota Medellin Cali Barranquilla Simón Bolívar Cartagena Antioquia Soledad Bello Ibagué Valle del Cauca Villavicencio Cúcuta Chibcha Santander Manizales Bucaramanga Pereira Caldas e000370

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Colombia 20 Centavos {1956-1966} 1S

front: Colombian coat of arms, 16 Stars

The coat of arms of Colombia contains a shield with numerous symbols. Perched on top of the shield is an Andean condor holding an olive crown and the condor symbolizing freedom. The national motto, Libertad y Orden (Spanish for Liberty and Order), is on a scroll in between the bird and the shield in black font over golden background.

The national flag is draped on each side of the shield. The shield is broken into three portions. In the lowermost portion is a depiction of ships, pointing to the maritime history of Colombia, namely to the Isthmus of Panama, which was part of Colombia until 1903. Nowadays represents the two oceans that border the country (Atlantic and Pacific). The sails mean the Colombian commerce with the rest of the world and the rising economy. In the middle section, over a field of silver (argent), the Phrygia cap is presented; this being a traditional symbol of liberty and freedom. The topmost section contains a pomegranate over a blue (azure) field, as a symbol of the Vice royalty of New Granada (early colonial name of Colombia back in the 18th century), in the middle flanked by two cornucopias or horns of plenty: the one at the right with golden and silver coins and the one at the left with tropical fruits. This portion represents the agricultural and mineral wealth of Colombian soil.

back: Portrait of Simón Bolívar

• quantity 1 pair
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Copper-nickel coins
• diameter: 23.4 mm
• weight: 5 g

• Style: steel fish hook ear wires with 6X2 mm coil
• Metal: silver plated surgical steel for sensitive ears
• Length: 19 mm top to bottom of open loop in front
• Thickness: 21 gauge
• rubber stoppers included

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