Paraguay 1978 guarani KM-165

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is the first coin issued by Paraguay as part of the F.A.O. series. Few South American countries issued F.A.O. coins but Paraguay issued a number of one, five and ten guaranies for F.A.O. in the 1978-88 period. Paraguay has fought numerous wars with her neighbors, most recently with Bolivia in 1935, hence the soldier on the obverse. This type was struck 1978-1988. All the dates are listed as common.

Recorded mintage: 15,000,000.

Specification: 2.6 g, stainless steel.

Catalog reference: KM 165.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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