Horse of Liberty 10 Centesimos Uruguay Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
Horse of Liberty 10 Centesimos Uruguay Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making
Obverse: Horse left, short name of the country on top, date below. The horse is one of the symbols of the national coat of arms, showing on the lower left quarter, and symbolizes liberty.
Reverse: Value flanked by Olive sprigs
Lettering: 10 CENTESIMOS
Period Oriental Republic of Uruguay (1825-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 10 Centésimos (0.10 UYN)
Currency Nuevo peso (1975-1993)
Weight 3.0 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 2669
References KM# 66, Schön# 48
The coat of arms of Uruguay or Uruguayan shield (Spanish: Escudo de Armas del Estado) was first adopted by law on March 19, 1829, and later on had some minor modification in 1906 and 1908. It was supposedly designed by Juan Manuel Besnes Irigoyen (1788–1865).
It consists of an oval shield, which is divided into four equal sections and crowned by a rising golden sun, the “Sun of May”, symbolizing the rising of the Uruguayan nation and the May Revolution. The oval is surrounded by a laurel branch on the left and an olive one on the right, representing honor and peace, joined at the bottom by a light blue ribbon, the former Uruguayan cockade.
In the upper left quarter there is a golden scale on a blue background, symbol of equality and justice.
The upper right quarter contains the Cerro de Montevideo (Montevideo Hill) with its fortress on top on a silver background, as a symbol of strength.
In the lower left, also on a silver background, there is a galloping black horse, symbolizing liberty.
The lower right quarter holds a golden ox on blue background, as a symbol of abundance.
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