Sucre: coin from Republic of Ecuador; 100 centavo


5 sucre, 1991: Republic of Ecuador

5 sucre, 1991: Republic of Ecuador


The denomination of the coin is indicated both in the usual Arabic numerals and in Braille (a dot-relief font for writing and reading by visually impaired people, developed by the Frenchman Louis Braille).

A bunch of bananas. — Ecuador, with its equatorial climate, is one of the largest producers of bananas in the world.

REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR: Republic of Ecuador.

Coat of arms of Ecuador: the sun with the part of the Zodiac (the signs corresponding to the memorable for Ecuador months of March, April, May and June); the historical mountain Chimborazo, wherefrom shall start a river, a steamship, having for a mast a caduceus, as a symbol of navigation and commerce; a bundle of consular beams, a symbol of the republican dignity; national flags and branches of palm and laurel, and surmounted by a condor with spread wings.

Sherritt Mint (Canada).

  • Nickel plated steel: 22 мм - 5.23 g
  • Reference price: 0.9$

COIN SUCRE — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF ECUADOR (1884-...): sucre = 10 decimo = 100 centavo

SUCRE as coin name.
Sucre — former currency and coin of Ecuador, which was in use during 1884-2000. It consisted of 100 centavos.
Ecuadorian sucre was introduced in 1884. The first coins of this denomination were minted from silver at the Heaton Mint (Birmingham, England).
For the about next century, the coin was issued regularly, as were the exchangeable local centavos.
In 2000, a phenomenon quite rare for the modern world occurred — the state voluntarily refused to use its own currency. Ecuador introduced the US dollar instead of the sucre; the issue of only small coins — Ecuadorian centavos of the new series — was continued. However, after the rejection of the national monetary unit, new sucres appeared several times — in the form of commemorative gold and silver coins for numismatists.
The Ecuadorian sucre currency is named after one of the leaders of the struggle for independence of the Spanish colonies in Latin America, the president of Bolivia, Antonio José de Sucre (1795-1830; Spanish "Antonio José Francisco de Sucre y Alcalá"). Antonio Sucre, being the closest associate of Simón Bolívar, the leader of the liberation movement, led the troops that directly liberated the territory of modern Ecuador from the Spanish colonizers.