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Uruguay 1, 2, 4, 5, 20, and 40 Centesimos  1840 to 1951
Uruguay 1, 2, 4, 5, 20, and 40 Centesimos 1840 to 1951

Uruguay is located on the Atlantic coast of South America between Argentina and Brazil, and bordered on the west by Paraguay. The sun with rays is one of their popular coin patterns and it appears on several different denominations over several years. This page outlines approximate catalog values for centesimo coins with the sun and rays pattern. Earlier coins are minted in copper, later in copper-nickel, as shown below. The values apply to all dates and mint marks, unless noted.

1 CENTESIMO, bronze, 1869
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $60

1 CENTESIMO, copper nickel, 1901 to 1936
worn: $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $4
fully uncirculated: $10

2 CENTESIMOS, bronze, 1869
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $75

2 CENTESIMO, copper nickel, 1901 to 1951
worn: $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $4
fully uncirculated: $10

4 CENTESIMOS, bronze, 1869
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $35
fully uncirculated: $100

5 CENTESIMOS, copper, 1840 to 1857
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $90
well preserved: $180
fully uncirculated: $300
coins dated 1840 and 1855 are more rare; multiply these values by three
coins dated 1857 are more common; divide these values by eight

5 CENTESIMO, copper nickel, 1901 to 1951
worn: $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $4
fully uncirculated: $10

20 CENTESIMOS, copper, 1840 to 1857
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $210
fully uncirculated: $400
coins dated 1857 are more common; divide these values by eight

40 CENTESIMOS, copper, 1844
worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $400
well preserved: $1000
fully uncirculated: $2000

40 CENTESIMOS, copper, 1857
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $18
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $180

As always on CoinQuest, you must apply the concepts presented on our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 7030 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: CJB, Tue, 08-Mar-2011 04:08:22 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 30-Mar-2013 13:03:06 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 16-Mar-2015 14:21:57 GMT
Requester description: 1924 (obverse) 'Republica Oriental Del Uruguay 1924' around the edge, Sun in center with rays spreading out in all directions. (reverse) A wreath around the edge, in center '5 Centesimos'.... Plus, inbetween the word 'Centesimos' and the wreath, there is a small mark that is similar to a mint mark.
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