Uruguayan peso conversion

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Uruguayan peso

Abbreviation/Symbol:

  • peso uruguayo

Worldwide use:

  • Uruguay

Description:

The Uruguayan Peso is the official currency of Uruguay. The coinage comes in $1, $2, $5, $10 and $50 coins, with the banknotes coming in denominations of $20, $50, $100, $200, $500, $1000 and $2000 bills.

Due to instability of the Uruguayan Peso, most high end goods such as property, cars and salaries, are priced in US Dollars.

Origin:

Uruguayan monetary stability has seen a number of devaluations over the years. In 1993 the Peso Uruguayo replaced the Nuevo Peso at a rate of 1 new for 1000 old. The last Centéstimo coin, the 50 Cent, was withdrawn in July 2010.

Component units:

  • Centésimo (100)

Date introduced:

Central bank:

  • Banco Central del Uruguay

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