Colombia

Colombia new date (31.07.2014) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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Like P457, but new date (31 DE JULIO DE 2014).

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new 20,000-peso note confirmed

According to a press release dated 30 June 2016, the Banco de la República has issued a new 20,000-peso note.

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20,000 pesos
Orange. Front: Denomination in dark green-to-light green OVI; BRC as registration device; sugar-apple (Annona squamosa) in green-to-blue SPARK Orbit; Zenú earring as registration device; president Alfonso López Michelsen, standing with hat in hand, and close-up giving speech. Back: Sombrero vueltiao (turned hat); standing farmer wearing hat, carrying sheaf of caña flecha (Gynerium sagittatum); canals at La Mojana where the Zenú people settled; Zenú earring; Benjamin Puche Villadiego poem about sombrero vueltiao; Liberty head bank seal. Solid security thread and yellow-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BRC and Zenú earring. Watermark: Alfonso López Michelsen and electrotype 20. Printer: IMPRENTA DE BILLETES — BANCO DE LA REPUBLICA. 143 x 66 mm.
a. 19 DE AGOSTO DE 2015. Signature Escobar/Buitrago. Prefix AA. Intro: 30.06.2016.

Courtesy of NUMISMÁTICA Y FILATELIA BOGOTÁ (www.monetario-colombia.com).

Colombia new 20,000-peso note to be introduced 30.06.2016

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According to a press release dated 17 June 2016, the Banco de la República intends to introduce a new 20,000-peso note on 30 June 2016.

Colombia new 100,000-peso note introduced 31.03.2016

According to a press release dated 31 March 2016, the Banco de La República de Colombia has introduced a new 100,000-peso note dated 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2014. Prefix AA.

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Green. Front: Denomination in dark green-to-light green OVI; BRC as registration device; Barranquero bird (Momotus momota aequatorialis) as registration device; Sietecueros blossom (tibouchina lepidota) in green-to-blue SPARK Orbit; El Bachiller Cleofás Pérez y Hefestos (pseudonym used by Restrepo during his time as journalist); Carlos Lleras Restrepo. Back: Wax palms, the national tree, in Valle de Cocora, Quindío; Barranquero bird; Luis Vidales’s poem about wax palm; Liberty head bank seal. Solid security thread and yellow-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BRC and bird. Watermark: Carlos Lleras Restrepo and electrotype 100. Printer: IMPRENTA DE BILLETES — BANCO DE LA REPUBLICA. 153 x 66 mm. a. 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2014. Signature Escobar/Buitrago. Intro: 31.03.2016.



Courtesy of Guillermo Granados, Alexander Brill, Noel Jose Cuenca, George Elmbridge, Camilo Uribe.



Colombia new 100,000-peso note reported for introduction 31.03.2016

According to various news sources, the Banco de la República intends to introduce a new 100,000-peso note on 31 March 2016. The note is said to feature a portrait of President Carlos Lleras Restrepo and also contains an image of Cocora Valley, Quindio, and the wax palm, the national tree.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas.

Colombia new date (30.07.2014) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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Like P457 but new date (30 DE JULIO DE 2014).

Courtesy of Mauricio Diaz-Chavarro.

Colombia new date (30.08.2013) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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Like P457, but new date (30 DE AGOSTO DE 2013). Intro: 14.08.2015.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (29.08.2013) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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Like P457, but new date (29 DE AGOSTO DE 2013). Intro: 25.02.2015.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (01.09.2013) 5,000-peso note confirmed

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Like P452, but new date (1o DE SEPTEMBER DE 2013).

Courtesy of Mauricio Diaz-Chavarro.

Colombia new date (29.07.2014) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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Like P457, but new date (29 DE JULIO DE 2014).

Courtesy of Mauricio Diaz-Chavarro.

Colombia new date (19.08.2015) 1,000-peso note confirmed

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Like P456, but new date (19 DE AGOSTO DE 2015).

Courtesy of Mauricio Diaz-Chavarro.

Colombia new sig/date (07.09.2013) 50,000-peso note confirmed

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Like P455, but new date (7 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2013) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia new banknote family reported for introduction in 2016


Despite years of planning to remove three zeros from the currency, according to a press release dated 25 September 2015, in 2016 the Banco de la República Colombia will introduce a new family of notes in denominations of 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, and 100,000 pesos. The 100,000-peso note is new.
The new family of banknotes gives continuity to the concept of biodiversity present in the family of coins that began circulating in June 2012, while highlighting a group of cultural elements and landscapes of our geography which have become symbols of the Colombian wealth, variety and creativity. Additionally, it pays tribute to major characters of the country’s culture, science and politics, and reinforces recognition of women’s role in the Colombian society.
  • $100,000 banknote. The obverse will pay tribute to President Carlos Lleras Restrepo, complying with Act 1167 of 2007. The reverse will contain an image of Valle de Cocora, Quindío, and the wax palm, the national tree. To be issued 2016Q1.
    • $50,000 banknote. The front will be dedicated to our Nobel prize in literature, Gabriel García Márquez, complying with Act 1741 of 2014. The reverse side will include a picture of Ciudad Perdida, the heart of the Tayrona culture in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. To be issued 2016Q3.
    • $20,000 banknote. The front will be devoted to president Alfonso López Michelsen, complying with Act 1599 of 2012. The back will present the image of the canals at La Mojana where the Zenú people settled, and the famous “sombrero vueltiao,” complying with Act 908 of 2004. To be issued 2016Q2.
    • $10,000 banknote. The front will portray the image of anthropologist Virginia Gutierrez, a pioneer in family research in Colombia. The back will feature an image of the Amazon with its exotic biodiversity. To be issued 2016Q4.
    • $5,000 banknote. The front will include the image of the poet José Asunción Silva. The reverse will display the Colombian páramos, ecosystems of unparalleled wealth. To be issued 2016Q4.
    • $2,000 banknote. The front will bear the image of painter Débora Arango, a pioneer of modern art in Colombia. The reverse will exalt Caño Cristales, the beautiful river of five colors, located in the Sierra de la Macarena. To be issued 2016Q4.
The new banknotes will share special characteristics. They will incorporate inks and security threads of vivid colors with color changing and movement effects to facilitate their identification. Also, they will serve to address more adequately the needs of the visually impaired thanks to differentiation in their sizes and the incorporation of touch-sensitive elements.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas, Camilo Uribe Botta, and Cedrian López Bosch.

Colombia new date (27.08.2014) 1,000-peso note confirmed

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1,000 pesos, 27 DE AGOSTO DE 2014. Like P456, but new date.

In 2013 Colombia stoped issuing the 1,000-peso note as it was replaced by a coin. But due to a shortage of the new coin, the bank has reissued the note until sufficient coins can be produced to meet demand.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Camilo Uribe and Antonio E. Pedraza.

Colombia new sig/date (22.08.2012) 10,000-peso note confirmed

10,000 pesos, 22 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P453, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Colombia new sig/date (23.08.2012) 20,000-peso note confirmed

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20,000 pesos, 23 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P454, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia new date (31.08.2013) 5,000-peso note confirmed

5,000 pesos, 31 DE AGOSTO DE 2013. Like P452, but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Colombia new date (18.08.2012) 2,000-peso note confirmed

2,000 pesos, 18 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (20.08.2012) 5,000-peso note confirmed

5,000 pesos, 20 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P452, but new date.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (21.08.2012) 10,000-peso note confirmed

10,000 pesos, 21 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P453, but new date.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (28.08.2011) 50,000-peso note confirmed

50,000 pesos, 28 DE AGOSTO DE 2011. Like P455, but new date.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (06.08.2010) 20,000-peso note confirmed

20,000 pesos, 6 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P454, but new date.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia to commemorate writer Gabriel García Marquez on money

According to an article on El Comercio.com dated 16 December 2014, the Colombian Congress has passed a law to honor 1982 Nobel literature prize winning writer Gabriel García Marquez on the next banknotes or coins introduced by the Banco de la República.

Courtesy of Andres Collazos.

Colombia new 100,000-peso note to be issued 2015/2016

According to a telesur article dated 10 November 2014, the Banco de la República has announced that it will issue a new 100,000-peso note at the end of 2015 or early 2016. The new note will feature a portrait of Carlos Lleras Restrepo, president of Colombia from 1966-1970.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas.

Colombia moves to commemorate writer Gabriel García Marquez on money

According to an article in La Verdad dated 23 October 2014, the Colombian Congress has passed three of four stages necessary to honor 1982 Nobel literature prize winning writer Gabriel García Marquez on banknotes or coins. A final decision should be made by December.

Courtesy of Cedrian Lopez-Bosch.

Colombia new date (17.08.2012) 2,000-peso note confirmed

2,000 pesos, 17 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Colombia new date (16.08.2012) 2,000-peso note confirmed

2,000 pesos, 16 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P457, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (http://www.banknoten.de).

Colombia new date 20,000- and 50,000-peso notes confirmed

20,000 pesos, 5 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P454, but new date.

50,000 pesos, 25, 26, and 27 DE AGOSTO DE 2011. Like P455, but new dates.

Courtesy of Bartosz Gosztyla and Claudio Marana.

Colombia new date (19.08.2012) 5,000-peso note confirmed

5,000 pesos, 19 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P452, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Colombia new date (15.08.2012) 2,000-peso note confirmed

2,000 pesos, 15 DE AGOSTOS DE 2012. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Colombia new date (03.08.2010) 10,000-peso note confirmed

10,000 pesos, 3 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P453, but new date.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Colombia new sig/date (24.08.2011) 5,000-peso note confirmed

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5,000 pesos, 24 DE AGOSTO DE 2011. Like P452, but new date and sigantures.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Colombia new sig/date (23.08.2011) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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2,000 pesos, 23 DE AGOSTO DE 2011. Like P457, but new date and sigantures.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Colombia new sig/date (22.08.2011) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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2,000 pesos, 22 DE AGOSTO DE 2011. Like P457, but new signatures and date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia new date (12.06.2011) 1,000-peso note confirmed

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1,000 pesos, 12 DE JUNIO DE 2011. Like P456, but new date.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Colombia new date (07.08.2010) 50,000-peso note confirmed

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50,000 pesos (US$28), 7 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P455, but new date. Signatures José Darío Uribe Escobar
and Geraldo Hernández Correa.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (03.09.2008) 20,000-peso note confirmed

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20,000 pesos (US$11), 3 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2008. Like P454, but new date. Signatures José Darío Uribe Escobar
and Geraldo Hernández Correa.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (02.08.2010) 10,000-peso note confirmed

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10,000 pesos (US$5.60), 2 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P453, but new date. Signatures José Darío Uribe Escobar
and Geraldo Hernández Correa.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (30.07.010) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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2,000 pesos (US$1.10), 30 DE JULIO DE 2010. Like P457, but new date. Signatures José Darío Uribe Escobar
and Geraldo Hernández Correa.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (01.08.2010) 5,000-peso note confirmed

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5,000 pesos (US$2.80), 1o DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P452, but new date. Signatures José Darío Uribe Escobar
and Geraldo Hernández Correa.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (11.06.2011) 1,000-peso note confirmed

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1,000 pesos (US$0.55), 11 DE JUNIO DE 2011. Like P456, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia again considers revaluing currency

According to an article on Semana.com dated 29 September 2012, the Colombian congress is considering a bill to revalue the peso by removing three zeros in an effort to simplify economic transactions. Such a move has been discussed for several years, and as with the case with revaluations in other countries, these things are politically charged and often take many, many years to come to fruition. Currently Colombia's banknotes range from 1,000 to 50,000 pesos (US$0.55 and $28, respectively).

Colombia new date (29.07.2010) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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2,000 pesos (US$1.10), 29 DE JULIO DE 2010. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Colombia replaces 1,000-peso note with coin

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According to an article on Colombia Reports dated 2 April 2012, the Banco de la República Colombia intended to replace the 1,000-peso (P456) note with a coin in October. However, according to a recent article in Colombia Reports, on 13 June 2012, the bank began issuing new coins in denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 pesos, all featuring pictures of native animals. The bimetallic 1,000-peso (US$0.55) coin depicts a loggerhead sea turtle.

Colombia new date (23.08.2009) 20,000-peso note confirmed

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20,000 pesos (US$11), 23 DE AGOSTO DE 2009. Like P454, but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Colombia new sig/date (31.07.2010) 5,000-peso note confirmed

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5,000 pesos (US$2.85), 31 DE JULIO DE 2010. Like P452, but new date and signatures.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia 1,000-peso note does not depict Fidel Castro

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Rumors recently surfaced in a Colombia Reports article dated 2 April 2012 that the back of Colombia’s 1,000-peso (US$0.55) note (Pick 450 and 456)—first issued in 2001—contains an image of Cuba’s former leader, Fidel Castro, as a young student in the crowd behind Colombian presidential candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala. However, in a follow-up article, the banknote’s designer, Jose Antonio Suarez, denies that he inserted Castro into the crowd and insists the likeness is merely a coincidence. According to the article, Banco de la República de Colombia plans to replace the 1,000-peso note with a coin in October.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Colombia new date (28.07.2010) 2,000-peso note confirmed


2,000 pesos (US$1.10), 28 DE JULIO DE 2010. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia new date (25.08.2009) 50,000-peso note confirmed


50,000 pesos (US$1.10), 25 DE AGOSTO DE 2009. Like P455, but new date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia new date (20.08.2009) 2,000-peso note confirmed


2,000 pesos (US$1.10), 20 DE AGOSTO DE 2009. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia new sig/date (23.11.2010) 1,000-peso note confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$0.55), 23 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2010. Like P456, but new date and signatures.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Colombia new date (02.09.2008) 20,000-peso note confirmed

20,000 pesos (US$10.55), 2 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2008. Like P454, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Colombia new sig/date (21.08.2009) 5,000-peso note confirmed


5,000 pesos (US$2.85), 21 DE AGOSTO DE 2009. Like P452, but new date and signatures, and Braille ⠼⠑ (5) at left front near frog.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Colombia new date (20.08.2007) 10,000-peso note confirmed


10,000 pesos (US$5.40), 20 DE AGOSTO DE 2007. Like P453, but new date and signatures.

Courtesy of Larry Hirsch.

Colombia new 2,000-peso note with Braille confirmed


On 28 December 2010, the Banco de la República Colombia introduced a new 2,000-peso (US$1.10) note which is like P457, but with the number 2 expressed in Braille over the watermark on the front left, to facilitate the use of the notes by the sight impaired. The 50,000-peso note (P455) has had the number 50 embossed in Braille to the left of the serial number ever since it was first introduced in 2001. The bank intends to add Braille to all the other denominations over time.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of David F. Cieniewicz.

Colombia new date (27.08.2008) 1,000-peso note confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$0.55), 27 DE AGOSTO DE 2008. Like P456, but new date.

If anyone owns P456a dated 7 DE MARZO DE 2005 (07.03.2005), please send me scans of same.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia congress proposes revaluing currency

According to an article on Portafolio.com, Senator Antonio Guerra of the Colombian congress has proposed removing three zeros from the peso. Currently the largest denomination in Colombia is the 50,000-peso (US$27.40) note, which would become the 50 nuevo peso under the proposal. At least two previous efforts to revalue the currency have failed.

Colombia new date (29.08.2008) 2,000-peso note confirmed



2,000 pesos (US$1.05), 29 DE AGOSTO DE 2008. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.

Colombia new date (17.08.2007) 2,000-peso note confirmed


2,000 pesos (US$1), 17 DE AGOSTO DE 2007. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Colombia new date (14.08.2007) 1,000-peso note confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$0.50), 14 DE AGOSTO DE 2007. Like P456, but new date.

If anyone owns P456a dated 7 DE MARZO DE 2005 (07.03.2005), please send me scans of same.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Colombia new date (14.11.2006) 2,000-peso note confirmed


2,000 pesos (US$1.05), 14 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2006. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Colombia new date (2006) notes confirmed


10,000 pesos (US$4.50), 16 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2006. Like P453, but new date.


20,000 pesos (US$8.95), 20 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2006. Like P454, but new date.


50,000 pesos (US$22.40), 23 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2006 and 24 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2006. Like P455, but new dates.

Courtesy of Rafal Nogowczyk and Andrés Collazos.

Colombia to issue new 100,000-peso note in mid-2009

On December 2, 2008, the Banco de la República de Colombia announced that it would issue a 100,000-peso note in mid-2009 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birthday of 30th president of the republic, Carlos Lleras Restrepo, who held office 1966-1970. The note will be the largest denomination in Colombia, with a face value of approximately US$43.

Courtesy of Cleophas Elmakias Schockemohle.

Additional information and images requested.

Colombia new date (01.02.2006) 1,000-peso note confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$0.50), 1o DE FEBRERO DE 2006. Like P456, but new date.

Courtesy of Andres Collazos.

Colombia smaller 1,000- and 2,000-peso notes dated 2005 confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$0.45), 1° de noviembre de 2005. Issued November 17, 2006. Like Pick 450, but new date, new signatures (unknown, Gerente General; unknown, Gerente Ejecutivo), and smaller size. 130 x 65 mm.


2,000 pesos (US$0.90), 7 de marzo de 2005. Issued November 17, 2006. Like Pick 451, but new date, new signatures (unknown, Gerente General; unknown, Gerente Ejecutivo), and smaller size. 130 x 65 mm.

Courtesy of Banco de la República Colombia.