Coinage of Paraguay since 1975

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The reverse of the 5 guaraníes coin depicted a cow's head.
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The obverse of the 50 guaraníes coin depicted Marshal José Félix Estigarribia Insaurralde (1888-1940).

He was a decorated Paraguayan war hero and was President of Paraguay for the Liberal party.


There were no 20 or 25 guaraníes coins.
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A photograph of Marshal José Félix Estigarribia Insaurralde.
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Here we see the old banknote from the 1950s on which the design was based.
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The reverse of the 50 guaraníes coin depicted the dam on the Acaray River.
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The 5 and 50 guaraníes coins shown above were issued in 1975 only.

The 1 and 10 guaraníes coins shown above were issued in 1975 and 1976 only.


No coins were issued in 1977, but in 1978 a new series of coin was issued.

These were based on the designs of 1975 but included some amendments.
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The obverse of the 1 guaraní coin still depicted the design of the soldier.

However, the year now appeared on the obverse.
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The reverse of the the 1 guaraní coin depicted a soy plant.

The politically incorrect tobacco plant was now gone.


The design was FAO-themed and included the slogan in Spanish: 'Food for the world'.

FAO = Food and Agricultural Organization (of the United Nations).
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The obverse of the 5 guaraníes coin of 1978.

The year now appears on the obverse.

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The reverse of the the 5 guaraníes coin of 1978.

It now also carries a FAO slogan.
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The 10 guaraníes coin also became FAO-themed in 1978.
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From 1980 the year appeared on the obverse of the 50 guaraníes coin.

This new version was issued in 1980, two years after the lower denominations.
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Unlike the other coins, the 50 guaraníes coin did not become FAO-themed.

The year was removed from the reverse, however.
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The 5 guaraníes coin shown above was last issued in 1986.

The 1 guaraní coin and the 10 and 50 guaraníes coins shown above were last issued in 1988.
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