Honduras 1954 2 centavos

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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, 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. The 1956 is the last and most common of four dates of the type, struck 1939, 1949-56 at Philadelphia. The two centavos denomination was terminated in 1974.

Recorded mintage: 2,000,000.

Specification: 3 g, bronze, 21 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 78.

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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