1000 Pesos Uruguayos Independence
|Type||Circulating commemorative coin|
|Value||1000 Pesos Uruguayos (1000 UYU)|
|Currency||Peso uruguayo (1993-date)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Standard Catalog of World CoinsSA# E.34
by George S. Cuhaj
Cátalogo de Monedas del Uruguay
by Marcos Silvera Antúnez
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.
••••••••• REPUBLICA ORIENTAL DEL URUGUAY
Eastern Republic of Uruguay (Uruguay)
"Las Piedras" (the stones)
Engraver: Mária Poldaufová
Radiant sun with face, event name in circular legend, years below
BICENTENARIO DE LOS HECHOS HISTORICOS
• 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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|2011||5,000||SA# E34; Proof, also in sets, see comments section.|
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