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50 Centésimos Law of Jan. 2nd., 1939

Features

Country Uruguay
Issuing bank Bank of Eastern Republic of Uruguay
Type Standard banknote
Year 1966
Value 50 Centésimos (0.50 UYP)
Currency Peso (1863-1975)
Composition Paper
Size 60 × 125 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 34,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.
Rot R# 11.II
Claudio Rotondaro; 2016. Emisiones del Banco de la República Oriental del Uruguay 1896-1967. Montevideo.

Obverse

Portrait of J.A. Artigas, at center, in oval, face value in numbers on all 4 corners, on upper left, serial numbers, 6 digits red, on center left place of issuance and law of creation, below signature. On upper right, serial number, 6 digits red, on center right face value in letters, below signatures
Serial letters are placed on lower center, on both sides of the portrait
printer name on bottom.

Lettering:
EL DEPARTAMENTO DE EMISION DE LA
0.50 REPÚBLICA ORIENTAL DEL URUGUAY 0.50
PAGARÁ AL PORTADOR Y A LA VISTA
(left): MONTEVIDEO
LEY DE 2 DE ENERO
DE 1939
GERENTE GENERAL
SERIE
G
0.50
(right): CINCUENTA
CENTESIMOS
MONEDA NACIONAL
PRESIDENTE
SERIE
G
SECRETARIO GENERAL
0.50
CASA DE MONEDA DE CHILE

Translation:
The issuance department of the Bank of the
Eastern Republic of Uruguay
will pay the bearer on demand
(left): Montevideo
law of January 2nd.,
1939
General Manager
Series
G
(right): fifty
centésimos
National currency
President
Series
G
General Secretary
Chilean mint

Engraver: Casa de Moneda de Santiago de Chile

Reverse

At center, Uruguayan coat of arms, face value in numbers, on all 4 corners, and on sides of coat or arms. Issuer name on top, face value in letters on bottom.

Lettering:
0.50 DEPARTAMENTO DE EMISION DEL BANCO DE LA 0.50
REPÚBLICA ORIENTAL DEL URUGUAY
0.50 0.50
0.50 CINCUENTA CENTESIMOS 0.50

Translation:
0.50 The Issuance Department of the Bank of the 0.50
Eastern Republic of Uruguay
0.50 0.50
0.50 Fifty Centésimos 0.50

Signatures

Julio Solsona Flores (JSFᵖ) President
Julián A. Illich (JI) General Manager
Oscar Goldie Arenas (OGAᵍ) General Secretary

Comments

This banknote was created under the guidelines of the law from January 2nd., 1939, but issued on 1966, to fix lack of small change at the moment. Is the smallest banknote issued by Banco de la República, and possibly the smallest at all.
Main colors are green with pale yellow background.

Range of known varieties:

Image courtesy of Claudio Rotondaro

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Date Signatures No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1966)  _Unidentified Serial
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ 14,120,000 P# 34; ROT R# 11.II. 1 Serial A
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II. 2 Serial B
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II. 3 Serial C
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II. 4 Serial D
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II. 5 Serial E
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II. 6 Serial F
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II. 7 Serial G
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II. 8 Serial H
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II. 9 Serial I
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II.10 Serial J
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II.11 Serial K
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II.12 Serial L
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II.13 Serial M
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II.14 Serial N
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II.15 Serial O
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II.16 Serial P
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II.17 Serial Q
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II.18 Serial R
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II.19 Serial S
ND (1966)  JSFᵖ, JI, OGAᵍ P# 34; ROT R# 11.II.20 Serial T

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