Honduras 1934 lempira

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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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 (shown here), fifty centavos, twenty centavos and copper-nickel five 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.

Recorded mintage: 600,000.

Specification: 12.5 g, .900 fine silver, .361 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 75.

Source:

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

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