Banknotes 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

100 Pesos (Banco de Londres y Río de la Plata)
(1862)

Local banknote: Banco de Londres y Rio de la Plata
230 × 130 mm
P# S245, N# 300184

Peso (1863-1975)

100 Centésimos = 1 Peso

1 Centesimo (Emergency Postal Script Issues)
1868

Local banknote: Emergency Postal Script Issues

P# A128, N# 276301
10 Centésimos (Not issued)
1896

Standard banknote
60 × 107 mm
P# 1C, Rot R# N/C, N# 238808
20 Centésimos (Banco Nacional)
1887

Local banknote: Banco Nacional

P# A88, N# 307127
20 Centésimos (Provisional - Not issued)
1896


P# 1, Rot R# N/C, N# 239174
20 Centésimos (Not issued)
1896

Standard banknote
66 × 120 mm
P# 1D, Rot R# N/C, N# 238807
20 Centésimos (Provisional)
1918

Standard banknote: Casa de Moneda Issuance, 1918
70 × 138 mm
P# 14, Rot R# 5.I, N# 237689
50 Centesimos
1887

Local banknote: Banco Nacional
137 × 62 mm
P# A89, N# 308155
50 Centésimos
1896

Standard banknote: Giesecke & Devrient Issuance, 1896
66 × 137 mm
P# 2, Rot R# 2.II, N# 239353
50 Centésimos
1934

Standard banknote: Giesecke & Devrient Issuance, 1934
67 × 137 mm
P# 20, Rot R# 8.II, N# 222590
50 Centésimos (Law of Aug. 14th., 1935)
(1937)

Standard banknote: Thomas de la Rue Issuance, 1935
76 × 148 mm
P# 27, Rot R# 9.II, N# 222597
Available for swap 50 Centésimos (Law of Jan. 2nd., 1939)
(1966)

Standard banknote: Casa de Moneda, Chile Issuance, 1939
60 × 125 mm
P# 34, Rot R# 11.II, N# 204296