Ecuador 1895-L TF 2 decimos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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After a period of striking reales, pesos and escudos which must be regarded as failure, Ecuador ceased minting coins in 1862. In 1884, the government tried again, this time with coinage produced on contract by the Heaton mint in Birmingham, England. A new currency conforming to the Latin Monetary Union was introduced, the sucre, with its division the centavo. Silver dos decimos (= twenty centavos) were produced at Heaton 1884-90, at Santiago 1889-91 and at Lima, Peru, 1889-96 and 1912-15. The specimen shown is from Lima. The date is common in all grades and an 1895/89 overdate is recorded.

Recorded mintage: 160,000.

Specification: 5 g, .900 fine silver, .144 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 51.3.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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