Indigenous personalities on Latin American circulation coins

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Brazil, 100  reis, 1932.  Martim Afonso Tibiriçá, Cacique Guaianá, born circa 1440, died 1562.
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Chile, 5 escudos, 1972.

Lautaro (Mapudungun: Lef-Traru "swift hawk") (1534?–1557) was a young Mapuche toqui .

He achieved notoriety for leading the indigenous resistance against Spanish conquest in Chile.
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Panama, 1 centésimo, 1978.

Chief Urraca (Urracá or Ubarragá Maniá Tigrí) was an Amerindian Ngäbe chieftain from the Province of Veraguas.

He fought the Spaniards in Panamá between 1520 and 1531.
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Peru, 10 soles de oro, 1972.



Peru, 50 soles de oro, 1971.

José Gabriel Túpac Amaru (1738-1781) — known as Túpac Amaru II — was the leader of an indigenous uprising in 1780 against the Spanish in Peru. Although unsuccessful, he later became a mythical figure in the Peruvian struggle for independence and indigenous rights movement.
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Honduras, 50 centavos, 1995.  FAO.





Honduras, 50 centavos, 1991.





Honduras, 1 lempira, 1937.





Honduras, 50 centavos, 1973.


Lempira was a war chieftain of the Lencas of western Honduras.

During the 1530s he led resistance to Francisco de Montejo's attempts to conquer and incorporate the region into the province of Honduras.
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Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1998.





Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1964.





Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1950.

Guatemalan woman in traditional costume.


See also: Guatemalan and Paraguayan variations.
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Dominican Republic, 1 centavo, 1987.  Issued from 1984 to 1987.


Caonabo was a chief of the Cibao region on Hispaniola Island.

During this time Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas.

Caonabo was eventually defeated, and he died while being shipped to Spain.
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