Uruguay 1855 5 centesimos

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 23233
Uruguay 1855 5 centesimos rev Heritage 3010-23233.jpg

This specimen was lot 23233 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $431.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic 5 Centesimos 1855, bold VF, reverse scratches, strong sunface. Scarce type." Uruguayan coinage was sporadic in the nineteenth century and many issues are rare; this one is scarce. It was replaced by a French made copper type of similar design issued 1857. Similar twenty centesimos were also issued.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.35 g, copper.

Catalog reference: KM 6.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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