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Uruguay

 

100 Pesos, (1967)

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Front: José Gervasio Artigas (1764-1850), national hero of Uruguay

Artigas was a leader in the struggle for Uruguayan independence, first against Spain in 1811, then against Buenos Aires in 1813. When Portuguese captured the territory and annexed it to Brazil 1820, Artigas spent his remaining years in exile in Paraguay.

Back: Artigas presiding at independence meeting

 

0.50 Nuevo Peso on 500 Pesos, (1975)

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Front: José Gervasio Artigas (1764-1850), national hero of Uruguay

Back: Dam of Rincón del Bonete

Lago Rincón del Bonete, the largest body of fresh water in Uruguay, is an artificial lake formed by a dam on the course of Río Negro. The dam was built in 1945 to supply much-needed hydroelectric power throughout Uruguay.

 

Dam of Rincón del Bonete

Dam of Rincón del Bonete

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100 Nuevos Pesos, (1987)

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Front: José Gervasio Artigas (1764-1850), national hero of Uruguay

Back: Estevez Palace (Presidential Palace)

 

Estevez Palace

Estevez Palace

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500,000 Nuevos Pesos, 1992

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Front: Alfredo Vásquez Acevedo (1844-1923), Uruguayans educator

Back: Universidad de la República (University of the Republic) building in Montevideo

 

University of the Republic

University of the Republic

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10 Pesos Uruguayos, (1995)

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Front: Plaza de la Democracio, Monumento a la Bandera in Montevideo

Back: 19 departmental arms

 

Monumento a la Bandera

Monumento a la Bandera

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20 Pesos Uruguayos, 2000

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Front: Juan Zorrilla de San Martin (1855-1931), Uruguayan poet

Back: Manuscript and allegory of the legend of the homeland

 

50 Pesos Uruguayos, 2000

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Front: Jose Pedro Varela (1845-1879), Uruguayan education reformer

Back: Varela Monument in Montevideo

 

Varela Monument

Varela Monument

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100 Pesos Uruguayos, 2000

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Front: Eduardo Felix Fabini (1882-1950), Uruguayan violinist and composer

Back: Musical allegory

 

200 Pesos Uruguayos, 2000

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Front: Pedro Figari (1861-1938), Uruguayan painter

Back: Old dance scene

 

500 Pesos Uruguayos, 2014

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Front: Alfredo Vásquez Acevedo (1844-1923), Uruguayans educator

Back: Universidad de la República (University of the Republic) building in Montevideo

Courtesy Claudio Marana

 

1000 Pesos Uruguayos, 2011

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Front: Juana de Ibarbourou (1892-1979), Uruguayan poet

Back: Ibarbourou Square; books

Courtesy yuri111

 

2000 Pesos Uruguayos, 2003

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Front: Damaso Antonio Larrañaga (1771-1848), Uruguayan priest, naturalist and botanist

Back: National Library 28.05.1816

Courtesy noteshobby

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Uruguay, situated on the Atlantic coast of South America between Argentina and Brazil, was discovered by a Spaniard in 1516, but settled by the Portuguese in 1680. Spain and Portugal alternately controlled the country until 1830 when the Republic of Uruguay was established. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Uruguay.

 

 

 

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