Also known as the Uruguay 1930 Constitution Centennial 5 Peso NGC MS-62 Gold Coin, the Uruguay 5 Peso Gold Coin is a highly demanded coin by collectors all over the world.

Photo of a Uruguay 1930 5 Peso Gold Coin

It first made an appearance during the Great Depression for two primary purposes.

The Uruguay government launched it to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the republic. Moreover, it was an attempt by the government of Uruguay to boost their declining economy, as the effects of the Great Depression were quite evident in it.

The surface of the coin has a carving of Jos? Gervasio Artigas (1764-1850), who is also known as 'The Father of Uruguayan Independence.'

He was a gaucho (skilled horseman) in his youth and, together with the Buenos Aires junta, he fought for independence from Spain.

He ruled a chunk of Uruguay and Central Argentina until an invasion by the Portuguese forced him into exile in Portugal in 1820.

In the following years, Uruguay achieved independence and also drew up its first constitution.

Coming back to the coin, it contains a quarter ounce of pure gold, which is slightly more than that present in a US 5 Dollar Gold Coin. Moreover, it is available in the online coin market, with a number of sellers to choose from.

If you choose to buy it online, make sure that your seller has a return policy, has a fixed postal address, and is available for contact over the phone.

Also, the coins should be sent in protective packaging, which ensures no damages occur to it during shipping and handling.