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.

Source:

  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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