Paraguay 1908 5 centavos
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 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.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.