1944 Ecuador 5 Sucres

Country: Ecuador

Year: 1944

Denomination: 5 (Cinco) Sucres

Mint: Mexico

Weight: 25 grams

Silver Composition: .7200

Mintage: 2,000,000

Certification: NGC MS63

KM # 79

Comments: Obverse features head of Antonio José de Sucre. Reverse features ship in flag draped arms. This type was minted in 1943 and 1944.  A similar type was minted in the late 1800s as a 1 Sucre.  I have been looking for one of these for a while.  Not a real expensive coin but they don't come up certified very often.  Catalog value in BU is $22.20, I paid slightly more for this example.

1 comment:

j said...

Nice 5 sucres of '44. I have one or 2 of the earlier Ecuadorian sucres as well as the 58 5 francs in unc. However I think even a common 1890 Lima sucre is perhaps $300 (in unc) in today's market.