Uruguay 1855 5 centesimos
This specimen was lot 23233 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $431.25. The catalog description 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.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.