1 Peso Uruguayo Mulita

1 Peso Uruguayo (Mulita) -  obverse1 Peso Uruguayo (Mulita) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Uruguay
Period Oriental Republic of Uruguay (1825-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 2011-2019
Value 1 Peso Uruguayo
1 UYU = USD 0.023
Currency Peso uruguayo (1993-date)
Composition Brass plated steel
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 19103
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 135,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 111
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Armadillo

Series: Native fauna of Uruguay

Obverse

Coat of Arms, surrounded with official full name of country, year on bottom.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA ORIENTAL DEL URUGUAY
2012

Translation:
Oriental Republic of Uruguay
2012

Reverse

Mulita (Dasypus hybridus) to right, face value on left side, animal name below.

Lettering:
$1
MULITA

Translation:
$1
Armadillo

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Kremnica / Körmöcbánya / Kremnitz, Slovakia (1328-date)
Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France
Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Moneda), Madrid, Spain (1591-date)

Comments

Mulita (means little mule) is a shielded mammal, smallest species of the family of tatu (name of Brazilian origin, derived from a native language) and peludo (meaning hairy, since it has long and thick hairs on its body). They mainly can be distinguished by their size and the number of bands in the shield. Mulita's and tatu's diet is mainly vegetarian and insectivorous, while peludo is a scavenger. Builds long caves to live in and protect, and when in danger  can bend its body into a ball shape, so the shield covers all its parts.

Note the represented animal has 11 bands, that is not correct, as mulita has only 7 bands, tatu has 9 and peludo has only 6.

                                                 
(source of image: media.elobservador.com.uy) (source of image: 1.bp.blogspot.com)

2011 issue was minted in Spain.
2012 issue was minted in Monnaie de Paris.
2019 issue was minted in Kremnica.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2011  20 000 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.52 $ 0.80 $ 0.81 $ 0.98 57% SA# 153 | Spain
2012  160 000 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.49 $ 0.41 $ 0.38 $ 0.81 60% SA# 158 | Monnaie de Paris
2019  60 000 000 $ 0.68 4% Kremnica

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