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Colombian Peso

Colombian Peso Currency:

Colombian Peso-The peso is the currency of Colombia. It is denoted by symbol $ and its official code is COP. It is subdivided into 100 centavos. Since 1810, the peso has been the currency of Colombia. Peso replaced the real at a rate of 1 peso= 8 reales.

The Republic of New Grenada introduced coins in between 1837 and 1839 in denominations of silver ¼, ½, 1, 2 and 8 real coins and gold 1, 2 and 16 pesos coins. In a measure of decimalization, the Columbian peso was sub divided into hundred parts and the coins were minted for release into the public with denominations of ½ and 1 decimo of real in the metallic copper and the coins with denominations of  1, 2, 8, 10 were released in silver metallic coin form. The ¼ real coin was introduced in 1849, followed by ½ real coins in 1850. Silver ½ and 1 decimo and gold 10 peso coins were introduced in 1853. 2 decimos coins were introduced in 1854, followed by 1 peso in 1855, gold 5 peso coins in 1856. 5 pesos coins were introduced in 1980. 10 pesos coins were introduced in 1981, followed by 20 pesos in 1982, 50 pesos in 1986, 100 pesos in 1992, 200 pesos in 1994, 500 pesos in 1993 and 1000 pesos in 1996. The Bank of the Republic of Colombia issued a new series coins with the 500 and 1000 peso coins in 2012.

The Banco de la Republica issued a new family of notes in 2016 in denominations of 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 pesos. On 31st March 2016, the new 100,000 pesos banknotes were introduced. The notes of 20,000 pesos were introduced on 30thJune 2016, followed by 50,000 pesos note on 19thAugust 2016, the 5,000 pesos note on 9thNovember 2016 and the 2,000 pesos note on 29thNovember 2016.

Colombian Peso

Colombian Peso (Colombia):

Code:  COP

Symbol:  $

Subunit: ​

1⁄100= centavo

Banknotes:

1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000 pesos

Coins:

20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 pesos 

Central bank:

Banco de la República