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1 Centavo

1 Centavo -  obverse 1 Centavo -  reverse

Features

Country Venezuela
Type Common coin
Years 1876-1877
Value 1 Centavo (0.01)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 2.3 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References Y# 25
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)

Obverse

Coat of arms with legend at top and date at bottom.

Lettering:
ESTADOS UNIDOS DE VENEZUELA
1877

Translation:
United States of Venezuela
1877

Reverse

Value within wreath.

Lettering:
UN
CENTAVO

Translation: One Cent

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The breakdown of the mintages for 1876 and 1877 is not shown in the U. S. Mint Report; all 10 million were reported in the report for fiscal 1877.
The 1876 one centavo and 2 1/2 centavos were the first regular issue coins minted by a U. S. mint for a foreign government.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1876  8,000,000 Philadelphia Mint
1876  Proof
1877  2,000,000 Philadelphia Mint
1877  Proof

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