Ecuador 1919 5 centavos

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After a period of striking reales, pesos and escudos which must be regarded as failure, Ecuador ceased minting coins in 1862. In 1884, the government tried again, this time with coinage produced on contract by the Heaton mint in Birmingham, England. A new currency conforming to the Latin Monetary Union was introduced, the sucre, with its division the centavo. This five centavos replaced a silver half decimo issued 1893-1916. Five centavos were issued irregularly until 1970. This coin is very common in circulated condition; varieties exist.

Recorded mintage: 12,000,000.

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 63.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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