Uruguayan Peso (UYU) Profile

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$U, or $

1/100,  centésimo
Coins freq used: 
$U1, $U2, $U5, $U10, $U50
Coins rarely used: 
Banknotes freq used: 
$U20, $U50, $U100, $U200, $U500, $U1000, $U2000
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Central Bank of Uruguay (
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The Uruguayan Peso (UYU) is the official currency of Uruguay. It is the legal tender used for all transactions within the country.


The Uruguayan Peso has a long history and has gone through various changes and reforms. It was first introduced in 1993, replacing the old Peso Uruguayo (UYP) at a rate of 1 UYU = 1,000 UYP.

Uruguay is a South American country known for its stable economy and progressive social policies.

Coins and Banknotes:

The Uruguayan Peso is subdivided into 100 centésimos, although centésimos coins are not commonly used nowadays.


Coins currently in circulation are 1, 2, 5, and 10 pesos.


The most commonly used banknotes are 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 pesos.

Each banknote typically features important historical figures, landmarks, and symbols of Uruguay.