• 5 Centavos 1975-1989, KM# 72.2a, Honduras
  • 5 Centavos 1975-1989, KM# 72.2a, Honduras
Obverse

Depicts coat of arms (without clouds) above the country name, date below.

The coat arms of Honduras were adopted in 1825 and show a round shield, surrounded by the motto "Republic of Honduras free sovereign and independent" and by two cornucopiae, a crest with a quiver of arrows and placed on a landscape.

The shield itself shows the triangle, based on the seal of the Central American Federation of the early 19th century, with two towers, a rainbow and sun. Between the towers a volcano is placed. The towers symbolise the defense readiness and the independence of the country. The triangle symbolizes equality and freedom.

REPUBLICA DE HONDURAS
REP CA DE · HONDURAS · LIBRE · SOBERANA · INDEPENDIENTE
· 15 SEPT BRE 1821 ·
1975

Reverse

Value within laurel wreath.

The lempira is the currency of Honduras. It is subdivided into 100 centavos. The lempira was named after the 16th-century cacique Lempira, a ruler of the indigenous Lenca people, who is renowned in Honduran folklore for leading the (ultimately unsuccessful) local native resistance against the Spanish conquistador forces.

CINCO
5
CENTAVOS
DE
LEMPIRA

Edge

5 Centavos

Without clouds
KM# 72.2a Schön# 36
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 3.25 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg / Stuttgart (SMBW/F)

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