Colombia

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.