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Add a variety of special South American coins to your world coin collection

As one of the world’s oldest and most loved hobbies, coin collecting takes enthusiasts to destinations far and wide in search of the ultimate new piece. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel all the way to South America to discover special South American coins originally minted across this diverse and remarkable continent.

South American currencies

At eBay it’s possible to find ancient and contemporary coins from currencies including the Brazilian real, Argentine peso, Chilean peso, Colombian peso, Uruguayan peso, Paraguayan guarani and Venezuelan bolivar, and Bolivian boliviano. 

Each South American currency is represented by a number of different denominations, with various compositions. There are silver, copper, bronze, nickel and of course many popular gold South American coins and silver South American coins available for purchase to dedicated numismatists. 

Some coins date back centuries and are steeped in South American history, while more recent pieces depict the famous faces, animals and emblems of a particular era in each country. It is also common for a coin issue to mark a special event or commemorate an important anniversary. For example, Brazil released a series of rare silver coins from 2014 to commemorate the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro. The coins depicted a number of Olympic sports. 

South American coin condition

When shopping for South American coins online, it’s worth noting that the condition of a used piece is likely to reflect the complicated journey of a typical circulated coin. These coins have often lived fascinating lives abroad, which leads to general wear and tear in the form of marks, scratches, dents or fading. However, the used condition of a coin does not necessarily detract from its quality or value. 

Take a trip to eBay and enhance your South American coin collection now. 

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