20 Centavos

Features

Issuer Western Department (Paraguay)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1874-1878
Value 20 Centavos (0.20)
Currency Military Occupation (1874-1878)
Composition Copper
Weight 9.30 g
Diameter 31 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled, Countermarked
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
250536
References M# O1,
Miguel Ángel Pratt Mayans; 2013. Catálogo de monedas y ensayos de la República del Paraguay. M. A. Pratt Mayans, Asunción, Paraguay.
CJ# 5.2
Héctor Carlos Janson; 2020. La moneda circulante en el territorio argentino, 1574-2019 (3rd edition). Héctor Carlos Janson, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Obverse

Paraguay 2 Centésimos of 1870 countermarked with new value "20" and with letters D.O

Script: Latin

Lettering:
D.O
20

Unabridged legend: Departamento Occidental

Translation:
Western Department
20

Reverse

Countermarked with the argentinian coat of arms

Script: Latin

Lettering:
R PARAGUAY

Edge

Plain

Comments

During the occupation of the Western Department (actually present day Villa Hayes) by the argentine army after the war of the Triple Alliance coins of two and four Centésimos of 1870 were counter marked with the Argentine shield on one side and de letters D.O (Departamento Occidental) on the other.
From reliable sources it's been concluded that these coins circulated during the goverment presided over by Sr. Juan Bautista Gill (1874-1877). Source: Catalógo de Monedas del Paraguay. Miguel Ángel Pratt Mayans 2013
 

Two known specimens. One in the Museum of the Central Bank 

of the Argentine Republic and the other in private hands.


Estimated value range: USD 10,000 - 15,000 (PCGS #36247385)

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Pictures Sale Date Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 20 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 20 Centavos
Río de la Plata
RPN Subasta Online #16 Session 1
Lot 174
Internet Archive
Dec 12, 2023 VF USD 13 000.00
(+ buyer's premium)
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