Paraguay 1908 5 centavos

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CNG Lissner collection, lot 2010

This specimen was lot 2010 in Classical Numismatic Group's auction of the Robert Lissner collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $72.60. The catalog description[1] noted, "PARAGUAY, Republic. 1811-pres. CU-NI 5 Centavos. Buenos Aires mint. Dated 1908. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. Nice uncirculated specimen and faintly toned." This type is accompanied by a ten and twenty centavos and no further coins were emitted until 1925. The peso was dropped in favor of the guarani in 1944.

Recorded mintage: 400,000.

Specification: copper-nickel, 17 mm diameter, this specimen Ø17 mm, 1.99 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: KM 9; Y 9.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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