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Republic of Ecuador

Ecuadorian Sucre=10 decimos; Sucre=100 centavos (1872-1999)

coin Ecuador 1000 sucre 1996
1000 sucres 1996
bi-metallic - brass/stainless steel
circulation coinage
1000 MIL SUCRES 1000 MIL SUCRES / EUGENIO ESPEJO / head right
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1996 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $1-2
coin Ecuador 1000 sucre 1997
1000 sucres 1997
bi-metallic - brass/stainless steel
commemorative coin
70th Anniversary of Central Bank
MIL SUCRES MIL SUCRES / 1000 / Denomination
BANCO CENTRAL DEL ECUADOR 1927-1987 / EUGENIO ESPEJO / head right
Coin value - $1-2
coin Ecuador 500 sucre 1995
500 sucres 1995
bi-metallic - bronze plated steel/nickel plated steel
commemorative coin
State Reform
500 QUINIENTOS SUCRES / 500 REFORMA DEL ESTADO / ISIDRO AYORA / Bust facing
REPUBLICA  DEL ECUADOR 1995 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $2-3
coin Ecuador 500 sucre 1997
500 sucres 1997
bi-metallic - bronze plated steel/nickel plated steel
commemorative coin
70th Anniversary of Central Bank
QUINIENTOS SUCRES QUINIENTOS SUCRES / 500 / Denomination
BANCO CENTRAL DEL ECUADOR 1927-1987 / ISIDRO AYORA / Bust facing
Coin value - $1-2
coin Ecuador 100 sucre 1995
100 sucres 1995
bi-metallic - bronze plated steel/nickel plated steel
commemorative coin
National Bicentennial
BICETINARIO NATALICIO / CIEN SUCRES / 100 / ANTONIO JOSE DE SUCRE
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1995 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - ~$1
coin Ecuador 100 sucre 1997
100 sucres 1997
bi-metallic - bronze plated steel/nickel plated steel
commemorative coin
70th Anniversary of Central Bank
CIEN SUCRES CIEN SUCRES / 100 / Denomination
BANCO CENTRAL DEL ECUADOR 1927-1987 / ANTONIO JOSE DE SUCRE / Bust left
Coin value - ~$1
coin Ecuador 50 sucre 1988
50 sucres 1988 (1988-1991)
nickel clad steel
50 SUCRES / Denomination to left of native mask
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1998 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - ~$1
coin Ecuador 20 sucre 1988
20 sucres 1988
nickel clad steel
20 SUCRES / Denomination to right of monument "Mitad del Mundo"
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1988 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - <$1
coin Ecuador 20 sucre 1991
20 sucres 1991
nickel clad steel
modified coat of arms
20 SUCRES / Denomination to right of monument "Mitad del Mundo"
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1991 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - <$1
coin Ecuador 10 sucre 1988
10 sucres 1988
nickel clad steel
10 SUCRES / Denomination to right of statue of Venus de Valdivia
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1988 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - <$1
coin Ecuador 10 sucre 1991
10 sucres 1991
nickel clad steel
modified coat of arms
10 SUCRES / Denomination to right of Venus de Valdivia
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1991 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - <$1
coin Ecuador 5 sucre 1943
5 sucres 1943 (1943-1944)
silver
GRAM.25 CINCO SUCRES LEY 0.720 / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1943 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $20-25
coin Ecuador 5 sucre 1988
5 sucres 1988 (1988-1991)
nickel clad steel
5 SUCRES / Bananas, denomination within lines
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1988 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - ~$1
coin Ecuador 2 sucre 1928
2 sucres 1928 (1928, 1930)
silver
GRAM.10 DOS SUCRES LEY 0.720 / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1928 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $20-30
coin Ecuador 2 sucre 1944
2 sucres 1944
silver
GRAM.10 DOS SUCRES LEY 0.720 / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1944 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $15-20 
coin Ecuador 1 sucre 1884
1 sucre 1884 (1884-1895)
silver
Heaton Birmingham and Santiago mint
GRAM.2.5 UN SUCRE / LEY 0.900 / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1884 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $100-120
coin Ecuador 1 sucre 1890
1 sucre 1890 (1890-1897)
silver
Lima mint
GRAM.2.5 UN SUCRE 0.900 / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1890 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $50-70
coin Ecuador 1 sucre 1934
1 sucre 1934 (1928-1934)
silver
GRAM.5 UN SUCRE LEY 0.720 / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1934 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $10-15
coin Ecuador 1 sucre 1937
1 sucre 1937
nickel
26.50 mm.
UN SUCRE / Head of Sucre left
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1937 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $1-2
coin Ecuador 1 sucre 1946
1 sucre 1946
nickel
26.00 mm.
UN SUCRE / Head of Sucre left
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1946 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $1-2
coin Ecuador 1 sucre 1959
1 sucre 1959
copper-nickel
UN SUCRE / Head of Sucre left
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1959 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - ~$1
coin Ecuador 1 sucre 1980
1 sucre 1980 (1964-1981)
nickel clad steel
UN SUCRE / Head of Sucre left
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1980 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - <$1 
coin Ecuador 1 sucre 1977
1 sucre 1977 (1974-1977)
nickel clad steel
modified coat of arms
UN SUCRE / Head of Sucre left
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1977 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - <$1 
coin Ecuador 1 sucre 1985
1 sucre 1985
nickel clad steel
UN SUCRE / Head of Sucre left
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1985 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $1-2
coin Ecuador 1 sucre 1986
1 sucre 1986
nickel clad steel
smaller head and letters
UN SUCRE / Head of Sucre left
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1986 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - <$1
coin Ecuador 1 sucre 1988
1 sucre 1988 (1988-1990)
nickel clad steel
UN SUCRE / Head of Sucre left
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1988 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - <$1
coin Ecuador 1/2 sucre 1884
1/2 sucre 1884
silver
GRAM.12.5 UN MEDIO SUCRE / LEY 0.900 / HEATON BIRMINGHEM / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1884 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $150-200
coin Ecuador50 centavos 1928
50 centavos 1928 (1928, 1930)
silver
G.2.50 CINQUENTA CENTAVOS  / LEY 0.720 / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1928 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $5-10
coin Ecuador 50 centavos 1979
50 centavos 1979 (1963-1982)
nickel clad steel
50 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1979 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $1-2 
coin Ecuador 50 centavos 1985
50 centavos 1985
nickel clad steel
50 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1985 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - ~$1 
coin Ecuador 50 centavos 1988
50 centavos 1988
nickel clad steel
50 CENTAVOS / Denomination within square
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1988 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $1-2 
coin Ecuador 2 decimos 1889
2 decimos 1889 (1884-1891)
silver
G.5 DOS DECIMOS DE SUCRE / LEY 0.900 / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1889 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $20-40
coin Ecuador 2 decimos 1916
2 decimos 1916 (1889-1916)
silver
G.5 DOS DECIMOS DE SUCRE 0.900 / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1916 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $20-40
coin Ecuador 20 centavos 1937
20 centavos 1937
nickel
20 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1937 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $4-6
coin Ecuador 20 centavos 1942
20 centavos 1942 (1942, 1944)
brass
20 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1942 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $4-6
coin Ecuador 20 centavos 1946
20 centavos 1946
copper-nickel
20 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1946 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - ~$1 
 coin Ecuador 20 centavos 1959
20 centavos 1959 (1959-1972)
copper-nickel
20 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1959 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - ~$1
 coin Ecuador 20 centavos 1974
20 centavos 1974
copper-nickel
Modified flag draped arms
20 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1974 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - ~$1
coin Ecuador 20 centavos 1980
20 centavos 1980 (1975-1981)
nickel plated steel
20 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1980 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - <$1 
coin Ecuador 1 decimo 1889
1 decimo 1989 (1884-1890)
silver
G.2.5 UN DECIMO DE SUCRE / LEY 0.9 / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1889 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $20-30
coin Ecuador 1 decimo 1916
1 decimo 1916 (1892-1916)
silver
G.2.5 UN DECIMO DE SUCRE 0.9 / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1916 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $15-20 
coin Ecuador 10 centavos 1918
10 centavos 1918
copper-nickel
DIEZ CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1918 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $5-10
coin Ecuador 10 centavos 1919
10 centavos 1919
copper-nickel
10 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1919 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $5-10
coin Ecuador 10 centavos 1924
10 centavos 1924
copper-nickel
10 CENTAVOS / Head of Bolivar left
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1924 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $5-10
 coin Ecuador 10 centavos 1928
10 centavos 1928
copper-nickel
10 CENTAVOS / Head of Bolivar right
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1928 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $4-6
coin Ecuador 10 centavos 1937
10 centavos 1937
nickel
10 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1937 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $2-4
coin Ecuador 10 centavos 1942
10 centavos 1942
brass
10 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1942 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $2-4
coin Ecuador 10 centavos 1946
10 centavos 1946
copper-nickel
10 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1946 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - ~$1
coin Ecuador 10 centavos 1964
10 centavos 1964 (1964-1972)
nickel clad steel
10 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1964 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - <$1
coin Ecuador 10 centavos 1976
10 centavos 1976
copper-nickel clad steel
10 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1976 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - ~$1 
coin Ecuador 1/2 decimo 1886
1/2 decimo 1886 (1884,1886)
copper-nickel
MEDIO DECIMO / HEATON BIRMINGHEM / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1886 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $20-40
coin Ecuador 1/2 decimo 1902
1/2 decimo 1902 (1893-1912)
silver
G.1.250 1/2 D DE SUCRE 0.9 / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1902 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $10-12  
coin Ecuador 1/2 decimo 1915
1/2 decimo 1915
silver
modified coat of arms
G.1.250 1/2 D DE SUCRE 0.9 / Flag-draped arms
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1915 / Head of Sucre left
Coin value - $10-12 
coin Ecuador 5 centavos 1909
5 centavos 1909
copper-nickel
CINCO CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1909 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $80-100
coin Ecuador 5 centavos 1918
5 centavos 1918 (1917-1918)
copper-nickel
thin planchet
CINCO CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1918 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $8-12
coin Ecuador 5 centavos 1919
5 centavos 1919
copper-nickel
5 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1919 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $15-25
coin Ecuador 5 centavos 1924
5 centavos 1924
copper-nickel
5 CENTAVOS / Head of Bolivar right
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1924 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $5-10 
coin Ecuador 5 centavos 1928
5 centavos 1928
nickel
5 CENTAVOS / Head of Bolivar right
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1928 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $5-10
coin Ecuador 5 centavos 1937
5 centavos 1937
nickel
5 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1937 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $5-8
coin Ecuador 5 centavos 1942
5 centavos 1942 (1942, 1944)
brass
5 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1942 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $8-12
 coin Ecuador 5 centavos 1946
5 centavos 1946
copper-nickel
5 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1946 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - <$1
coin Ecuador 5 centavos 1970
5 centavos 1970
nickel clad steel
5 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1970 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - <$1
coin Ecuador2 1/2 centavos 1917
2.5 centavos 1917
copper-nickel
DOS Y MEDIO CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1917 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $70-90
coin Ecuador2 1/2 centavos 1928
2.5 centavos 1928
copper-nickel
2 1/2 CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1928 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $20-30
coin Ecuador2 centavos 1872
2 centavos 1872
copper
DOS CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1872 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $100-150
coin Ecuador2 centavos 1909
2 centavos 1909
copper-nickel
DOS CENTAVOS / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1909 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $40-60
coin Ecuador 1 centavo 1886
1 centavo 1886 (1884, 1886)
copper-nickel
UN CENTAVO / HEATON BIRMINGHEM / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1886 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $50-80  
 coin Ecuador1 centavo 1890
1 centavo 1890 (1872, 1990)
copper
UN CENTAVO / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1890 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $20-40
coin Ecuador 1 centavo 1909
1 centavo 1909
copper-nickel
UN CENTAVO / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1909 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $60-90
coin Ecuador 1 centavo 1928
1 centavo 1928
bronze
UN CENTAVO / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1928 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $20-30
coin Ecuador 1/2 centavo 1884
1/2 centavo 1884
copper-nickel
MEDIO CENTAVO / HEATON BIRMINGHEM / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1884 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $50-80 
coin Ecuador1/2 centavo 1890
1/2 centavo 1890
copper
MEDIO CENTAVO / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1890 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $20-40 
coin Ecuador 1/2 centavo 1909
1/2 centavo 1909
copper-nickel
MEDIO CENTAVO / Denomination within laurels
REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 1909 / Flag-draped arms
Coin value - $60-90

 

 

Reform 2000
US dollar=100 centavos

In 2000, Ecuador abandoned its own currency and began using the US dollar. Coins (unlike banknotes) continue to be issued. They are identical in size and value to US cents and circulate in Ecuador on par with United States coins and banknotes.

coin Ecuador 50 centavos 2000
50 centavos 2000 (2000- )

stainless steel
BANCO CENTRAL DEL ECUADOR CINQUENTA CENTAVOS / 50 /ANNO 2000 / Denomination
ELOY ALFARO / REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR / Bust 3/4 facing and arms
Coin value - ~$1
coin Ecuador 25 centavos 2000
25 centavos 2000 (2000- )

stainless steel
BANCO CENTRAL DEL ECUADOR VENTICINCO CENTAVOS / 25 /ANNO 2000 / Denomination
JOSE JOAQUIN DE OLMEDO / REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR / Bust facing and arms
Coin value - <$1
coin Ecuador 10 centavos 2000
10 centavos 2000 (2000- )

stainless steel
BANCO CENTRAL DEL ECUADOR DIEZ CENTAVOS / 10 /ANNO 2000 / Denomination
EUGENIO ESPEJO / REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR / Bust 3/4 left and arms
Coin value - <$1
coin Ecuador 5 centavos 2000
5 centavos 2000 (2000- )

stainless steel
BANCO CENTRAL DEL ECUADOR CINCO CENTAVOS / 5 /ANNO 2000 / Denomination
JUAN MONTALVO / REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR / Bust 3/4 facing and arms
Coin value - <$1
coin Ecuador 1 centavo 2000
1 centavo 2000
brass
BANCO CENTRAL DEL ECUADOR UN CENTAVO / 1 /ANNO 2000 / Denomination
LUZ DE AMERICA / REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR / Map of the Americas within circle
Coin value - <$1
coin Ecuador 1 centavo 2003
1 centavo 2003
copper plated steel
BANCO CENTRAL DEL ECUADOR UN CENTAVO / 1 /ANNO 2003 / Denomination
LUZ DE AMERICA / REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR / Map of the Americas within circle
Coin value - <$1