Coinage of Paraguay since 1975

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Previously the 10 guaraníes coin was made of stainless steel.


In 1996 it was issued in brass-plated steel.


Its diameter was reduced from 22 mm to 19.5 mm.

Its weight was now 2.7 grams instead of 4.5 grams.

Its thickness was reduced from 1.7 mm to 1.4 mm.


The coin was a one-year issue only.

1996 was the final year of issue of the 10 guaraníes.
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In 1997 a new denomination of 500 guaraníes was issued.

The obverse depicted General Bernardino Caballero, President of Paraguay from 1881 to 1886.


The coin was made of brass-plated steel.

Its weight was 7.85 grams and its diameter   was 27 mm.

It had a thickness of 2.1 mm.
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General Juan Bernardino Caballero de Añasco y Melgarejo (1839-1912).
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An old 500 guaraníes banknote of had once featured the portrait of General Bernardino Caballero.
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The reverse of the coin featured the building of the Central Bank of Paraguay.

This version of the coin was a one-year type only for 1997.

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The building of the Central Bank of Paraguay.
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In 1997 another version of the 500 guaraníes coin was issued.

It was issued from 1997 to 2005.


Like the similar coin, it shows the denomination in the Guaraní language: PO SA GUARANI.
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The reverse of this version of the coin was different.

The denomination was featured more distinctly.

Like the similar version, this was also made of brass-plated steel.
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In 2006 a new series of coins was issued.

The 50 guaraníes coin was now made of aluminium.

The 100 and 500 guaraníes coins were now made of nickel-plated steel.

Those coins retained the same obverse and reverse designs.


A new denomination was also issued in 2006: the 1000 guaraníes coin.

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The aluminium 50 guaraníes coin, issued from 2006 onward.


The new coin's weight was 1 gram compared to 3.75 grams previously.

Its diameter was 19 mm (previously 21.7 mm).
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The obverse of the nickel-plated steel 100 guaraníes coin.

It was issued from 2006 onward.


The new coin's weight was 3.75 grams compared to 5.5 grams previously.

Its diameter was 21 mm (previously 24 mm).
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The reverse of the nickel-plated steel 100 guaraníes coin.
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The nickel-plated steel 500 guaraníes coin, issued from 2006 onward.


The new coin's weight was 4.8 grams compared to 7.8 grams previously.

Its diameter was 23 mm (previously 27 mm).
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The obverse of the nickel-plated steel 1000 guaraníes coin.

It depicts Marshal Francisco Solano López, President of Paraguay from 1862 to 1870.


The coin was issued from 2006 onward.

Its weight is 6 grams and it diameter is 25 mm.
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Here is his portrait on an old Paraguayan banknote.
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