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Decimo de Buenos Aires

Decimo de Buenos Aires -  obverseDecimo de Buenos Aires -  reverse

© G. Barret

Features

Country Uruguay
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1822-1823 (1831)
Value 1/10 Real (5/800)
Currency Peso fuerte (1830-1862)
Composition Copper
Weight 7 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 07-14-1902
References SA# 0.1,
Cátalogo de Monedas del Uruguay
by Marcos Silvera Antúnez
()
SA# 0.2
Cátalogo de Monedas del Uruguay
by Marcos Silvera Antúnez
()

Obverse

Arms with 1/2 radiant sun above within wreath

Engraver: M. Robson Boulton

Reverse

Date and denomination within wreath

Lettering:
BUENOS AYRES
1823
UN DECIMO

Translation:
Buenos Aires (old lettering)
1823
One tenth.

Engraver: M. Robson Boulton

Edge

Smooth

Comments

This is the first coin issued by Uruguay, in 1831, and were used the already existing coins 1/10 from the province of Buenos Aires, that were already demonetized by Argentinian government in 1827.
The text of the law is:

"MONEDA DE COBRE
SE AUTORIZA AL GOBIERNO PARA EMITIR A LA CIRCULACION
20.000 PESOS DE LOS DECIMOS DE BUENOS AIRES
POR LA MITAD DE SU VALOR.

La Cámara de Senadores de la República Oriental del Uruguay
con previo acuerdo de la de Representantes,
en sesión de hoy ha sancionado con valor y fuerza de ley lo que sigue:

Artículo único.- Se autoriza al Poder Ejecutivo para emitir a la circulación para los cambios menores de un real, hasta la suma de veinte mil pesos de la moneda que se rescatase, conocida por décimos de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, por la mitad de su valor escrito.
El infrascripto lo transcribe al Exmo. Gobierno para los fines consiguientes y le saluda con el más distinguido aprecio.

JULIAN DE GREGORIO ESPINOSA
Luis Bernardo Cavia
Secretario

DECRETO DEL GOBIERNO

Montevideo, marzo 15 de 1831

Acúsese recibo, comuníquese a quienes corresponde, y dése al Registro Nacional.

PEREZ
Gabriel Antonio Pereira."

Traduction:
COPPER COIN
GOVERNMENT IS AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE TO CIRCULATE 20,000 PESOS OF THE DECIMOS DE BUENOS AIRES, FOR HALF ITS FACE VALUE

The Senate of Repùblica Oriental del Uruguay, with previous agreement with Deputy Chamber, on today's session resolved, with law's force and value, as follows:

Only article: The Executive is authorized to issue to circulate for small cash, less than 1 Real, up top the amount of twenty thousand Pesos of the coin that could be retrieved, known as decimos de Buenos Aires, for half of its face value.
The undersigned sends to the Excellency Government for its purposes, and greets with higher appreciation.

JULIAN DE GREGORIO ESPINOSA
Luis Bernardo Cavia
Secretary

GOVERNMENT'S DECREE

Montevideo, May 15th., 1831,
Give acknowledge, communicate and send to National Registry.
PEREZ
Gabriel Antonio Pereira.

Coins were not countermarked, since they were already demonetized on its original country 4 years before.

This issue using already existing coins was decided to avoid the delay on order mint in other country, as the Uruguayan minthouse only started 9 years later.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1822 (1831)  70% SA# 0.1
1823 (1831)  70% SA# 0.2

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