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Uruguay

 

1967-1992 | 1995-

 

 

100 Pesos, (1967)

100 pesos (1967) front
100 pesos (1967) back

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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)

0.50 Nuevo Peso on 500 Pesos, (1975) front
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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)

100 nuevo pesos (1987) front
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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

500,000 Nuevos Pesos, 1992 front
500,000 Nuevos Pesos, 1992 back

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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

Enlarge: UniversityUniversity of the Republic

1967-1992 | 1995-

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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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