20 Centésimos

20 Centésimos -  obverse20 Centésimos -  reverse

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Features

Country Uruguay
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1976-1981
Value 20 Centésimos (0.20 UYN)
Currency Nuevo peso (1975-1993)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 5 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 11-30-1991
Number N# 5297
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 67,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 49,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
SA# 103, 111, 117, 122
Marcos Silvera Antúnez; 2017. Cátalogo de monedas del Uruguay 1831-2017 (9th edition). Ediciones El Galeón, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Obverse

Fortress on Montevideo's Hill, short name of the country on top, date below.

Lettering:
URUGUAY
So
1981

Reverse

Value flanked by Olive sprigs.

Lettering:
20
CENTESIMOS

Edge

Smooth

Mint

So Casa de Moneda de Chile, Santiago, Chile (1743-date)

Comments

Montevideo's Hill is one of the symbols of the national coat of arms, showing on the upper right quarter. Montevideo's Hill Fortress ("Fortaleza del Cerro" in Spanish) was the last Spanish fort built in Uruguay 1811.; hill is placed on left shore of Montevideo Bay, while downtown is on right side. There is a fortress on top, that dominates (and protected) all the city. Symbolizes the strength.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1976 So 0.9% Proof SA# 103
1976 So 30 000 000 0.77 0.81 32% SA# 103
1977 So 13 500 000 0.58 13% SA# 111
1978 So 6 500 000 0.17 0.69 1.22 27% SA# 117
1981 So 80 000 000 0.24 0.84 0.97 0.44 1.03 61% SA# 122

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