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Honduras 20 Centavos and 1 Lempira  1931 to 1973
Honduras 20 Centavos and 1 Lempira 1931 to 1973

Chief Lempira was a warrior of great renown in Honduras. He unified more than two hundred Indian tribes that had been ancient rivals in order to present a strong resistance against penetration by the Spanish conquerors. His image appears on these coins from modern Honduras, as follows:

20 CENTAVOS: 1931 to 1958: 0.0723 troy ounces silver
20 CENTAVOS: 1967 to 1973: copper-nickel, no silver content
1 (UN) LEMPIRA: 1931 to 1937: 0.362 troy ounces silver

As with any recent coin made of precious metal, the first step when estimating value is to compute the base value (BV) of the silver content by itself. Suppose, for instance, silver is trading at $15 US dollars per troy ounce. The BV for a one lempira coin would be BV = 0.362 x 15 = $5.43 US dollars. Be sure to look up the price of silver. It changes every day.

Here are approximate catalog values for coins with Chief Lempira's likeness:

20 CENTAVOS DATED 1931 AND 1932
worn: BV
average circulated: BV + $2
well preserved: BV + $8
fully uncirculated: BV + $20

20 CENTAVOS DATED 1951 THRU 1958
worn: BV
average circulated: BV + $1
well preserved: BV + $2
fully uncirculated: BV + $5

20 CENTAVOS DATED 1967 THRU 1973
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $2

1 LEMPIRA DATED 1933 THRU 1937
worn: BV
average circulated: BV + $3
well preserved: BV + $8
fully uncirculated: BV + $30

Coin: 19686 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Nana, Sun, 02-Aug-2015 17:45:22 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 03-Aug-2015 01:56:29 GMT
Requester description: 1958 0.900 20 centavos De Lempira
Man facing left with feather head dress .20 0.900 20 centavos De Lempira
Republica de Honduras
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