Menu

300 Guaraníes 4th Term of President Stroessner

300 Guaraníes (4th Term of President Stroessner) -  obverse300 Guaraníes (4th Term of President Stroessner) -  reverse

© Erica Robledo

Features

Country Paraguay
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1968-
Value 300 Guaraníes
300 PYG = 0.046 USD
Currency Guarani (1944-date)
Composition Silver (.720)
Weight 26.6 g
Diameter 38 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 29
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

4th Term of President Stroessner

Obverse

Seated lion with liberty cap on pole within circle (National Arms called as "Sello de Hacienda")

Lettering:
300 GUARANIES
PAZ Y JUSTICIA
REPUBLICA DEL PARAGUAY

Translation:
300 Guaranies
Peace and Justice
Republic of Paraguay

Reverse

Bust of President Alfredo Stroessner left

Lettering:
STROESSNER
1968 - 1973

Edge

Incused writing

Lettering: CENTENARIO DE LA EPOPEYA NACIONAL

Translation: Centenary of the National Epic

Comments

Alfredo Stroessner (November 3, 1912 – August 16, 2006) was a Paraguayan Army officer who served as President of Paraguay from 1954 to 1989. He ascended to the position after leading an army coup in 1954. His 35-year-long rule, marked by an uninterrupted period of repression in his country, is the longest in modern South American history. Stroessner's rule is ranked 20th-longest among non-royal national leaders since 1900 and made him one of the world's longest-serving non-royal heads of state.

The edge inscription appears to refer to the centennial of the disastrous Paraguayan War (also known as the War of the Triple Alliance) which began in 1864, in which Paraguay fought against Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.  This war cost the country about 25-33% of its territory, and a massive portion of its population.  It is estimated that the population of Paraguay was 450,000 to 900,000 before the war, and only 220,000 after of the war--of which only 28,000 were adult males.  Brazilian forces seized the national archives in 1869 and move them to Rio; they have not been returned.  The treaty between Paraguay and Brazil was not signed until 1872, and Brazilian forces occupied Paraguay until 1876.

See also

Manage my collection

To manage your collection, please log in.


Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1968)  250,000 19.24 23.71 23.71 Royal Mint

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

Get this coin

Members from this site want to exchange this coin: gcb15, Rooxs, VHAM, Chasinva69, maurilp04, ernesto

Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×21)
Country: Argentina
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×63)
Country: Paraguay
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×41)
Country: Paraguay
Languages : English Spanish Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×10)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×66)
Country: Argentina
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×93)
Country: Paraguay
Languages : English Spanish French Portuguese
Numista Rarity index: 33 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin and 100 meaning a rare coin among Numista members.

Bullion value: 10.52 USD Search tips
This value is given for information purpose only. It is based on a price of silver at 549 USD/kg. Numista does not buy or sell coins or metal.

» Buy coins from Paraguay

Contribute to the catalog

Modify or add information about this coin
Match coins from past online sales
300 Guaraníes (4th Term of President Stroessner)