Honduras 1980 5 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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In 1931, the government of Honduras reformed the currency. The peso was dropped and the lempira adopted, with the exchange rate fixed at US$1 = 2 lempiras. A new series of coins were issued, a silver lempira, fifty centavos, twenty centavos and copper-nickel five (shown here} and ten centavos. Bronze one and two centavos were added later. The new coins marked the first new issues since the early 1920's; all were minted outside the country and the old mint in Tegucigalpa closed for good. The 1980 varies from the regular 1931-72 issue in having a beaded border instead of a denticled border.

Recorded mintage: 20,000,000.

Specification: 5 g, copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 72.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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