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Metal sucres and centavo - coins of Ecuador

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  • Ecuador, Republic
  • US dollar
  • Quito
  • of 283 560 sq. km
  • the Spanish (state)
  • EC (ECU) 218

Till 2000 national monetary unit of Ecuador was sucre which was equal 100 centavo. In circulation there were coins in nominal value 100, 500, 1000 sucres.

In 1946 in Ecuador Copper-Nickel coins 5, 10 and 20 centavo have been manufactured, and in 1959 the Copper-Nickel coin 1 sucres has been entered. Since 1959 coinage 20 centavo was manufactured from a Nickel-plated steel, on the same material, 10 both 50 centavo and 1 sucre coins 5 have been transferred to the period between 1963 and 1970 years.

In 1988 there were coins 10, 20 and 50 sucres from a Nickel-plated steel, and during high rates of inflation of 90th years in the circulation bimetallic coins 100, 500 and 1000 sucres between 1995 and 1996 years have been manufactured.

Sucre has lost 67 % of the foreign trade cost in 1999, then within one week has taken plunge on 17 %, with a rate of exchange 25 000 sucres=1 US dollar. On January, 9th, 2000, president Hamil Mauada declared that the US dollar will be accepted as official currency of Ecuador. the US dollar became a lawful legal tender in Ecuador on March, 13th, 2000.

Nominal value: 100 sucres
Stamping: 1997
the Material: the Center - a brass, a ring - stainless steel
the Note:
the Obverse 100 sucres of Ecuador the Reverse 100 sucres of Ecuador
Nominal value: 500 sucres
Stamping: 1995
the Material: the Center - a brass, a ring - stainless steel
the Note:
the Obverse 500 sucres of Ecuador the Reverse 500 sucres of Ecuador
Nominal value: 1000 sucres
Stamping: 1996
the Material: the Center - a brass, a ring - stainless steel
the Note:
the Obverse 1000 sucres of Ecuador the Reverse 1000 sucres of Ecuador

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