Uruguay 1953 2 centesimos

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This type was struck in 1953 only at Santiago, Chile. It replaced a copper type issued 1943-51. Uruguayan coinage was sporadic in the early twentieth century and many issues are rare; this one is common. There are a similar five and ten centésimos (KM 34, KM 39).

Recorded mintage: 50,000,000.

Specification: 2.5 g, copper-nickel, 17 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 33.


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

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