Dominican Republic 1942 10 centavos
The specimen shown is from a type struck 1937-1961 to the same standard as the United States dime. This date was issued during the regime of Rafael Trujillo, among the more brutal of Latin America's long roll of bloodthirsty dictators. Soon after his assassination in 1961, the capital, which he had renamed Ciudad Trujillo, reverted to its former name, Santo Domingo. Copper-nickel coins using this design were issued 1967, 1973 and 1975.
Recorded mintage: 2,000,000.
Specification: 2.5 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.0723 ASW, 17.9 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 19.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.