Honduras 1972 5 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. This copper-nickel type was issued intermittently 1931-80. This is the most common date.

Recorded mintage: 5,000,000.

Specification: 5 g, copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 72.1.


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

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