Currency of Uruguay

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1896 one peso, photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

The first specimen was lot 20251 in Ponterio sale 161 (Chicago, August 2011), where it sold for $230. The catalog description[1] noted, "URUGUAY. Banco De La Republica Oriental Del Uruguay. 1 Peso, 24.8.1896. P-3p. 2 pieces in lot. Face and back proofs printed by G&D. A scarce proof pair of these notes with full color and detail displayed with both the face and reverse design. Mounting remnants on backs of both with this One Peso starting a nice grouping from the issuer. About Uncirculated."

1896 ten pesos

1896 ten pesos, photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

The second specimen was lot 20252 in Ponterio sale 161 (Chicago, August 2011), where it sold for $488.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "URUGUAY. Banco De La Republica Oriental Del Uruguay. 10 Pesos, 24.8.1896. P-5p. 2 pieces in lot. Face and back proofs. A lovely note which shows the sailor at left and allegorical figure at right. Intricate under-prints with repeated denomination clarification. Reverse seen with pleasing harbor vignette with train in foreground. Mounting remnants are noticed. About Uncirculated."

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., Ponterio sale 161: The Chicago ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers, LLC, 2011.

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