Honduras 1931 5 centavos
In 1931, the government of Honduras reformed the currency. The peso was dropped and the lempira adopted, with the exchange rate fixed at US$1 = 2 lempiras. A new series of coins were issued, a silver lempira, fifty centavos, twenty centavos and copper-nickel five (shown here} and ten centavos. Bronze one and two centavos were added later. The new coins marked the first new issues since the early 1920's; all were minted outside the country and the old mint in Tegucigalpa closed for good. The 1931 is the first of five dates of the type.
Recorded mintage: 2,000,000.
Specification: 5 g, copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 72.1.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.