Lempira: coin from Republic of Honduras (1931-...); 100 centavo

LEMPIRA: COIN OF REPUBLIC OF HONDURAS

1 lempira, 1932: Republic of Honduras

1 lempira, 1932: Republic of Honduras

During 1931-1937, a single coin (as of 2021) was issued for real money circulation with a denomination expressed in lempiras. This was exactly the silver coin in 1 lempira presented here.

UN LEMPIRA - 0.900: 1 lempira, the coin issued from a 900th fineness silver.

Portrait of a Lempira — a war chieftain of the Lencas of western Honduras in Central America during the 16th century, when he led resistance to the Spanish conquest. He is regarded by the people as a warrior hero.

REPUBLICA DE HONDURAS: REPUBLIC OF HONDURAS.

Coat of arms of Honduras: basic elements — a volcano between two castles, over them a rainbow, and below it, behind the volcano, raises a sun spreading light. Inscription: REPÚBLICA DE HONDURAS - LIBRE, SOBERANA, INDEPENDIENTE (FREE, SOVEREIGN, INDEPENDENT) - 15 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 1821.

Mintage: 1.000.000.

Philadelphia Mint (USA).

  • Silver (0.900): 31 mm - 12.5 g
  • Reference price: 30$

COIN LEMPIRA — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF HONDURAS (1931-...): lempira = 100 centavo

The lempira coin was named after the national hero — chieftain Lempira, a ruler of the Lenca people (the largest indigenous group in Honduras), who was leading the local resistance against the Spanish conquistador forces in the 16th century.