The first signs of the Dominican peso date back to 1844, when it replaced the Haitian gourde. A second Dominican currency was issued between 1891 and 1897, the franc. But it did not replace the Dominican peso until 1905 when the US dollar replaced the peso until 1937 when regulation was generated to define the Dominican peso as the national currency. Coins were issued in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 centavos and ½ and 1 peso in 1939.
The 1 Dominican Peso coin front design features Juan Pablo Duarte (1813 – 1877, who was the foremost of the Dominican Republic’s founding fathers, two pairs of stars and between each pair of stars a Malabar Jasmine or “Flor de la Filoria”. The reverse coin design has the Coat of Arms and the denomination. This coin is part of the 2006 series, its rim is plain, and its color is gold.
Text: 1 Peso Dominicano, República Dominicana, Dios, Patria, Libertad, Padre de la Patria, Duarte, 2002.