Haiti 1973 Silver Coin 25 Gourdes Proof Christopher Columbus
Authenticity is certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation NGC
as good condition - Proof PF 65 Ultra Cameo
Certification Number Silver Coin: 4187749-004
Country of Manufacture: The Republic of Haiti
Composition: Silver, Fineness: 0.9990
25 Gourdes, "Christopher Columbus",
Mintage only 5,470 coins,
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The Gourde is the currency of Haiti, it is divided into 100 centimes(French) or santim (Creole).
The first Gourde was introduced in 1813 and replaced the livre at a rate of 1 gourde = 8 livres and 5 sous.
The first issues of coins were silver pieces of 6, 12 and 2centimes. In 1827, 50 and 100 centimes coins were introduced, followed by 1 and 2 centimes in 1828. In 1846 and 1850, 6¼ centimes coins were issued as well as 6 centimes pieces. In 1863, bronze coins, produced by the Heaton mint of Birmingham, were issued. These were in denominations of 5, 10 and 20 centimes and were the last coins of the first gourde.
The Republic of Haiti is a Caribbean country that occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago, which it shares with the Dominican Republic