Gold coin from Uruguay South America Wanted

Gold coin from Uruguay South America Wanted

Post by Brandon N Davis » Mon, 02 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Good day:
I would like to acquire a coin from Uruguay.  I would like to have a ring made
from this coin, so size is relevant...preferably the size of a U.S nickel or
slighlty smaller.
I was birn in Uruguay to U.S parents in 1966...so i would like to have a coin
that was minted in that year.
Any such piece available?  
Thanks. any any suggestions on coins appreciated. Silver might be an opption
also.
Brandon
 
 
 

Gold coin from Uruguay South America Wanted

Post by RayHeue » Mon, 02 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>I was birn in Uruguay to U.S parents in 1966...so i would like to have a coin
>that was minted in that year.
>Any such piece available?  

     I'm afraid you're out of luck here.  I can find no mention of Uruguayan
coins dated 1966, and those dated 1965 were either aluminum or aluminum-brass.
The inflation that wracked nearly all of South America in the 60s and 70s and
the general world movement away from precious-metal coinage of that time would
tend to make *any* 1966-dated gold coin unlikely.
     However, the Uruguayan 5-peso of 1930 (KM #27) might be reasonably
available, it is roughly the same size as a US nickel, and contains almost
exactly 1/4 troy ounce of gold.  It's also just about the only gold coin
Uruguay ever issued for general circulation (even their bullion "Gauchos" were
proof strikes).

  --  Ray
  ANA# R-175620
    Just my bronze 2c piece

 
 
 

Gold coin from Uruguay South America Wanted

Post by Brandon N Davis » Tue, 03 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Thank you for the information.   I am illiterate in this forum...so what
excatly is a Proof strike? and is the "gaucho" a coin?
Thanks again
Brandon
Quote:
> I'm afraid you're out of luck here.  I can find no mention of Uruguayan
>coins dated 1966, and those dated 1965 were either aluminum or
>aluminum-brass.
>The inflation that wracked nearly all of South America in the 60s and 70s and
>the general world movement away from precious-metal coinage of that time
>would
>tend to make *any* 1966-dated gold coin unlikely.
>     However, the Uruguayan 5-peso of 1930 (KM #27) might be reasonably
>available, it is roughly the same size as a US nickel, and contains almost
>exactly 1/4 troy ounce of gold.  It's also just about the only gold coin
>Uruguay ever issued for general circulation (even their bullion "Gauchos"
>were
>proof strikes).

>  --  Ray
>  ANA# R-175620
>    Just my bronze 2c piece