1000 Pesos Uruguayos Independence


Country Uruguay
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2011
Value 1000 Pesos Uruguayos (1000 UYU)
Currency Peso uruguayo (1993-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 25 g
Diameter 37 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 09-01-2019
References KM# 140,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
SA# E.34
Cátalogo de Monedas del Uruguay
by Marcos Silvera Antúnez

Commemorative issue

200th Anniversary of Independence


Detail of "Surrender of Posadas at Las Piedras", painted by Juan Manuel Blanes, face value on excergue; name of the country surrounding 3/4 up and right.

Batalla de
Las Piedras

Eastern Republic of Uruguay (Uruguay)
"Las Piedras" (the stones)
$ 1.000

Engraver: Mária Poldaufová


Radiant sun with face, event name in circular legend, years below

• 1811-2011 •

200th Anniversary of the Historical Facts
• 1811-2011 •

Engraver: Roman Lugár




Las Piedras is a town located 30Km (20 miles) towards north of Montevideo. On May 18th, 1811 a battle was fought, and was the first great victory of the revolutionary forces against the ruling of Spain. The coin shows a detail of the painting about the surrender of Posadas, the commander of the Spanish forces on this battle. During the surrender, Artigas (Uruguayan commander) ordered "Clemencia para los vencidos" (mercy to defeated), This was remarkable as at that times usually the defeated soldiers were killed and only the higher commanders were took prisoners.

This coin is part of the set "Estuche del Bicentenario" (Bicentenary Case), with the 3 coins of $ 50 issued on the same year:
Circulating, bronze plated steel, in the Proof version,  
Bronze Trial Strike, and
Silver Trial Strike
(see links below).

(source of the image: Monedas del Uruguay site)

NOTE: This coin is circulating commemorative. Was not demonetized, and as Central Bank of Uruguay, still are circulating 4,799 coins.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011  5,000 SA# E34; Proof, also in sets, see comments section.

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