The Bank of the Republic of Colombia has marked a significant milestone with the introduction of its commemorative 20,000 pesos coin, celebrating its 100 years of history. This unique and special piece became available to the public starting on November 27, representing an iconic moment in the country’s monetary history.
Made from an alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc, this coin has a face value of 20,000 pesos, a diameter of 32 millimeters, and a weight of 12.8 grams, making it a valuable piece not only for its commemorative significance but also for its meticulous craftsmanship.
The obverse of this coin features an emblematic image: “Mariana,” a figure that has been part of the Bank of the Republic’s logo since 1923. “Mariana” holds a ribbon with the word “liberty,” accompanied by the inscription “Hundred Years of the Bank of the Republic,” paying tribute to the institution’s trajectory and contribution over time.
On the other side, the reverse of the coin highlights the face value of “20,000 PESOS” at the top. In the center, a map of Colombia is accompanied by the phrase “100 YEARS Generating Trust,” surrounded by symbols representing stability, management, and preservation of cultural heritage. To ensure its security, the coin incorporates a latent image with the initials “BR” or the number “20,” depending on the viewing angle, along with the representation of the number 20 in braille.
How and Where to Obtain the Coin?
The Bank of the Republic has stipulated that each person can acquire a maximum of ten coins, allowing more individuals access to this historic piece. This commemorative coin, besides being a symbolic treasure, holds full legal tender, and can be used for any monetary transaction equivalent to its face value.
For those interested in acquiring this unique piece, the exchange will be conducted in cash at the Bank of the Republic’s branches. The coin will be delivered in an acrylic capsule, within a cloth bag, accompanied by an informational pamphlet about its characteristics. However, there’s an option to acquire it in a special case for an additional cost of 37,000 pesos.
This valuable commemorative coin pays tribute to the legacy of the Bank of the Republic, representing a century of trust, stability, and service for the country.