The Fascinating History of Colombia's Currency, in 140 Characters or Less


Image taken from this tweet by @MonedasColombia.

Are you a fan of numismatics, otherwise known as the study or collection of money? If the answer is yes, then the Twitter account Monedas de Colombia (Colombian Coins) is one worth following.

From the city of Bucaramanga, the owner of the account, which has over 7,000 followers, tweets historical facts in Spanish about coins and banknotes from this South American country.

According to the International Association of Currency Affairs, Colombian coins were the world's most beautiful in 2013.

500 peso coin in homage to the Tree of Guacarí and the efforts of the municipality to preserve it. It fell in 1989. #ArborDay

In addition, this public account publishes facts about coins and bills from other countries around the world. However, its main focus is on the large Colombian collection minted and released throughout the country's history.

Coin 2 Crests 1627 Minted in the “Casa de Moneda” (the mint) in Bogota. The first gold coins minted in America

A dog as the image of the 25 peso bill released by the Colombian National Bank in 1895.

Likewise, it shares curious details for collectors and experts:

Fidel Castro was in Bogota during the #Bogotazo [massive riots which destroyed part of the city] on April 9, 1948. Some say that he appears on the 1,000 peso bill.

You can also follow the account on Facebook. Do you know any other accounts like this from other countries? Share them with us!

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