Colombia - 200 pesos oro

Colombia - 200 pesos oro - 1992 - P429

The front of this 200 pesos oro note from Colombia shows José Celestino Mutis (1732 - 1808), a Spanish priest, botanist, mathematician and astronomer. He determined the longitude of Bogotá by the observation of an eclipse of a satellite of Jupiter and was a major influence on the construction of the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional de Colombia (the National Astronomical Observatory in Bogota). That observatory can be seen on the front and the back of the note.

Steven Friday 06 December 2013 at 1:24 pm | | space
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