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  • Paraguay, Republic
  • Guarani
  • Asuncion
  • of 406 750 sq. km
  • Spanish (state), a guarani
  • PY (PRY) 600

Monetary unit of Paraguay is a guarani which makes 100 centimos. In circulation there are notes in nominal value 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000 and 100000 guaranis. Issuing institute - Central bank of Paraguay; it is based in 1952 as official body. The international designation of a guarani - PYG .

In the country with 1903 till 1941 besides national money in peso (=100 centavo) a lawful legal tender was the Argentinean peso (including gold Argentinean coins till 1914). The Official rate of Paraguayan peso till 1943 was defined through a parity with the Argentinean peso. In 1903 the official gold content of Paraguayan peso has been positioned at level of the Argentinean gold peso (1,45161 g of pure gold) that there corresponded to a rate 1,0365 Paraguayan peso for 1 US dollar.

The Official rate of new monetary unit - a guarani, entered by the law from October, 5th, 1943, has been originally positioned in 3,072 guaranis for 1 US dollar. Further it was hardly changed as a result of inflation. Denominations of almost all nominal values of currency of Paraguay have some versions. Issue of the oldest denominations It is necessary for 1963. Notes of small nominal values come across seldom enough.

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On January, 6th, 2011, in Paraguay there was a denomination of denomination 1000 guaranis, the size 156 x 67 mm. On its face side there is a portrait of Fransisko Solano Lopez. On the back the kind of a chapel of the Assumption of the Virgin and the Pantheon of heroes of the country are seated. On a denomination There is no watermark. A protective strip with an inscription retried on all length " G1000" passes with The right party from the center. The metallized diving protective strip is put on denomination face side. Dominating colours - brown and violet. Now issue of the this note is stopped.

In 2009 the Central bank of Paraguay has manufactured the first notes from polymer in nominal value 2000 guaranis which should be more durable, than usual cottonous denominations.

The face side of a denomination of denomination 5000 guaranis contains a portrait of the president of the country - Carlos Antonio Lopez. On the back the plotting of a palace of a family Lopez is seated. Protection frames are similar to the previous To denominations.

Face side 2000 guaranis of Paraguay (polymer)
the Back 2000 guaranis of Paraguay (polymer)

The denomination of denomination 10000 guaranis has the size 156 h of 67 mm. On face side there is Jose Gaspara's portrait Rodriguez de Fransia. The Assembly kind is On the back seated on May, 14th, 1811. On a denomination also there is no watermark. Protective strip with an inscription retried on all length " G10 000" passes on the right side from The center. Also the denomination is supplied by the metallized diving protective strip. Prevailing colours - brown, Olive and beige.

Face side 10000 guaranis of Paraguay
the Back 10000 guaranis of Paraguay

It is updated 05.2012

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