Coins from Uruguay

Uruguay’s official name, República Oriental del Uruguay (Eastern Republic of Uruguay in English), derives from the country location being at east (orient) of Uruguay river, which is the frontier to Argentina. Uruguay is the 2nd smaller country in South America, with a population slowly reaching 4 million people. Its main income is based on agriculture and livestock breeding, and some tourism in the short summer (3/4 months). It has a sub-tropical climate, with no snow in winter, nor extreme cold or hot weather all year long. Numismatic history of Uruguay starts in 1831, when the Government decided to use the already demonetized coins “Décimo de Buenos Ayres” issued on 1822 and 1823, by half its value. Few years later, started production of coins in 1840 at Agustin Jouve’s workshop in Montevideo. He was a French engraver and weapon maker, and supply problems due to civil war in the country, prevented many coins were minted. Production of coins continued with issues in 1843, 1844, 1854 and 1855 from Montevideo Minthouse. It included the 1844 1 Peso Fuerte, the only silver coin minted in the country and first in the region, and a gold pattern of 40 Reales in 1854. No more coins were minted in Uruguay after that time. So far, Uruguay had 4 currencies, Peso Fuerte (Real system) 1830-1862; Peso (Decimal system) 1863-1975, Nuevo Peso 1975-1993, and currently Peso Uruguayo since 1993; the 2 last were needed to control inflation, and each was a transformation of the previous one at a rate of 1,000:1. In 1992, a bullion coin “Gaucho” was issued based on an ounce of gold.
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Peso fuerte (1830-1862)

100 Centesimos = 1 Real • 8 Reales = 1 Peso fuerte • 16 Reales = 1 Escudo

Available for swap Decimo de Buenos Aires
1822-1823 (1831)

Copper • 7 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
SA# 0.1, SA# 0.2
5 Centésimos de Real
1840-1854

Copper • 6.8 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 1, SA# 1, SA# 4, SA# 8
5 Centesimos de Real
1855

Copper • 4.35 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 6, SA# 10
Available for swap 5 Centésimos de Real
1857

Copper • 4.5 g • ⌀ 23.2 mm
KM# 8, SA# 12
Available for swap 20 Centésimos de Real
1840-1844

Copper • 27.6 g • ⌀ 37 mm
KM# 2, SA# 2, SA# 3, SA# 5
Available for swap 20 Centésimos de Real
1854-1855

Copper • 21.5 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 7, SA# 9, SA# 11
Available for swap 20 Centésimos de Real
1857

Copper • 21.3 g • ⌀ 34 mm
KM# 9, SA# 13
40 Centésimos de Real
1844

Copper • 40.5 g • ⌀ 40 mm
KM# 3, SA# 6
40 Centésimos de Real (Sol de Cabellera)
1844

Copper • 37 g • ⌀ 39 mm
KM# 4, SA# 6
40 Centésimos de Real (Essai)
1856

Pattern
Copper • 35 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# E1
Available for swap 40 Centésimos de Real
1857

Copper • 35 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 10, SA# 14
1 Peso Fuerte (Trial Peso del Sitio)
1844

Pattern : Montevideo Siege
Lead • ⌀ 39 mm
KM# Pn1
1 Peso Fuerte (Peso del Sitio)
1844

Circulating commemorative coin : Montevideo Siege
Silver (.875) • 27 g • ⌀ 39 mm
KM# 5, SA# 7
40 Reales (Pattern)
1854

Pattern
Gold • 8.75 g
KM# Pn2, Fr# 1

Peso (1863-1975)

100 Centésimos = 1 Peso

1 Centesimo (Pattern)
1869

Pattern
Gold • 9.5 g
KM# Pn7
Available for swap 1 Centésimo
1869

Bronze • 5 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 11, SA# 15, SA# 18
Available for swap 1 Centésimo
1901-1936

Copper-nickel • 2 g • ⌀ 17 mm
KM# 19, SA# 33, SA# 36, SA# 43, SA# 49
1 Centésimo (Essai)
1901

Pattern
Nickel • ⌀ 17 mm
1 Centesimo (Essai)
1924

Pattern
Nickel • 2 g • ⌀ 17 mm
KM# E5
Available for swap 1 Centésimo
1953

Copper-nickel • 1.5 g • ⌀ 15 mm
KM# 32, SA# 72
Available for swap 2 Centésimos
1869

Bronze • 10 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 12, SA# 16, SA# 19
2 Centesimos (Pattern)
1869

Pattern
Gold • 19.22 g
KM# Pn12
Available for swap 2 Centésimos
1901-1941

Copper-nickel • 3.5 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 20, Schön# 2
2 Centésimos (essai)
1901

Pattern
Nickel • ⌀ 20 mm
2 Centésimos (Essai)
1924

Pattern
Nickel • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# E6
Available for swap 2 Centésimos
1943-1951

Copper • 3.5 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 20a
Available for swap 2 Centésimos
1953

Copper-nickel • 2.5 g • ⌀ 17 mm
KM# 33, Schön# 17
Available for swap 2 Centesimos (Pattern)
1953

Pattern
Aluminium • 0.5 g • ⌀ 17 mm
KM# Pn47
Available for swap 2 Centésimos
1960

Nickel brass • 2 g • ⌀ 16.2 mm
KM# 37, Schön# 21
2 Centesimos (Pattern)
1960

Pattern
Gold (.916)
KM# Pn53
Available for swap 4 Centésimos
1869

Bronze • 20 g • ⌀ 35 mm
KM# 13, SA# 17, SA# 20
4 Centesimos (Pattern)
1869

Pattern
Gold • 39.21 g
KM# Pn15
4 Centésimos (Pattern)
(1904)

Pattern
Copper-nickel • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# Pn38
5 Centavos (Pattern)
1899

Pattern
Nickel
KM# Pn33
5 Centavos (Pattern)
1899

Pattern
Copper-nickel
KM# PnA34
Available for swap 5 Centésimos
1901-1941

Copper-nickel • 5 g • ⌀ 23.3 mm
KM# 21, Schön# 3
5 Centésimos (Essai)
1901

Pattern
Nickel • ⌀ 23.3 mm
5 Centésimos (Essai)
1924

Pattern
Nickel • ⌀ 23.3 mm
KM# E7
Available for swap 5 Centésimos
1944-1951

Copper • 5 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 21a
Available for swap 5 Centésimos
1953

Copper-nickel • 3.5 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 34, Schön# 18
Available for swap 5 Centésimos
1960

Nickel brass • 3.5 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 38, Schön# 22
5 Centesimos (Pattern)
1960

Pattern
Gold (.916)
KM# Pn54
Available for swap 10 Centésimos
1877-1893

Silver (.900) • 2.5 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 14, SA# 21, SA# 26
Available for swap 10 Centésimos (100th. Anniversary from Constitution Pledge)
1930

Circulating commemorative coin : 100th. Anniversary from Constitution Pledge.
Aluminium-bronze • 8 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 25
Available for swap 10 Centésimos
1936

Aluminium-bronze • 6 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 28
Available for swap 10 Centésimos
1953-1959

Copper-nickel • 4.5 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 35, Schön# 19

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