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Uruguay’s official name, República Oriental del Uruguay (Western Republic of Uruguay in English), derives from the country location being at west (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. Read more

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Uruguay - Peso fuerte (1830-1862)

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

Decimo de Buenos Aires – obverse
Decimo de Buenos Aires – reverse
Decimo de Buenos Aires
1822-1823 (1831)
Copper • 7 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
5 Centésimos de Real – obverse
5 Centésimos de Real – reverse
5 Centésimos de Real
1840-1854
Copper • 6.8 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 1
5 Centesimos de Real – obverse
5 Centesimos de Real – reverse
5 Centesimos de Real
1855
Copper • 4.35 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 6
5 Centésimos de Real – obverse
5 Centésimos de Real – reverse
5 Centésimos de Real
1857
Copper • 4.5 g • ⌀ 23.2 mm
KM# 8
20 Centésimos de Real – obverse
20 Centésimos de Real – reverse
20 Centésimos de Real
1840-1844
Copper • 27.6 g • ⌀ 37 mm
KM# 2
20 Centésimos de Real – obverse
20 Centésimos de Real – reverse
20 Centésimos de Real
1854-1855
Copper • 21.5 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 7
20 Centésimos de Real – obverse
20 Centésimos de Real – reverse
20 Centésimos de Real
1857
Copper • 21.3 g • ⌀ 34 mm
KM# 9
40 Centésimos de Real – obverse
40 Centésimos de Real – reverse
40 Centésimos de Real
1844
Copper • 40.5 g • ⌀ 40 mm
KM# 3
40 Centésimos de Real (Sol de Cabellera) – obverse
40 Centésimos de Real (Sol de Cabellera) – reverse
40 Centésimos de Real (Sol de Cabellera)
1844
Copper • 37 g • ⌀ 39 mm
KM# 4
40 Centésimos de Real – obverse
40 Centésimos de Real – reverse
40 Centésimos de Real
1857
Copper • 35 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 10
1 Peso Fuerte (Peso del Sitio) – obverse
1 Peso Fuerte (Peso del Sitio) – reverse
1 Peso Fuerte (Peso del Sitio)
1844
Silver (.875) • 27 g • ⌀ 39 mm
KM# 5
40 Reales (Pattern) – obverse
40 Reales (Pattern) – reverse
40 Reales (Pattern)
1854
Pattern
Gold • 8.75 g
KM# Pn2, Fr# 1

Uruguay - Peso (1863-1975)

100 Centésimos = 1 Peso

1 Centesimo (Essai) – obverse
1 Centesimo (Essai) – reverse
1 Centesimo (Essai)
1869
Pattern
Gold • 9.5 g
KM# Pn7
1 Centésimo – obverse
1 Centésimo – reverse
1 Centésimo
1869
Bronze • 5 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 11
1 Centésimo – obverse
1 Centésimo – reverse
1 Centésimo
1901-1936
Copper-nickel • 2 g • ⌀ 17 mm
KM# 19
1 Centesimo (Essai) – obverse
1 Centesimo (Essai) – reverse
1 Centesimo (Essai)
1924
Pattern
Nickel
KM# E5
1 Centésimo – obverse
1 Centésimo – reverse
1 Centésimo
1953
Copper-nickel • 1.5 g • ⌀ 15 mm
KM# 32
2 Centésimos – obverse
2 Centésimos – reverse
2 Centésimos
1869
Bronze • 10 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 12
2 Centesimos - Essai – obverse
2 Centesimos - Essai – reverse
2 Centesimos - Essai
1869
Pattern
Gold • 19.22 g
KM# Pn12

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