The Republic of Ecuador is a representative democratic style
government on the west coast of S. America
which straddles the equator and literally translates into the
'Republic of the Equator'.
Ecuador Llama spoon
This nice double stemmed spoon features a hand cut llama in a silver
The bowl is a silver 1928 -- 50 centavo coin (about the size of a dime)
On March 4, 1927 the Ecuador Sucre went on the gold exchange standard
with a peg to the US dollar at 5 sucre to $1.
The first year of issue of the silver 50 centavo coin was in 1928.
Native Costume Spoons
Three spoons made during World War ll with five sucre silver
coins used as the bowl.
The coins are 25 grams of 72 fine silver (just two grams lighter than a
US silver dollar -but lesser purity)
Two of the coins are dated 1943 and the other is 1944
The front of the spoon features the bust of Antonio Jose de Sucre and
the words "Republica Del Ecuador'
Sucre and Bolivar played a key role in ensuring independence from
Initially, Ecuador and Columbia were one nation called Gran Columbia,
but Ecuador left after 8 years.
The reverse features the national coat of arms with palm and laurel
branches symbolizing victory.
A condor at the top is to represent shelter and protection under its
The mint mark of "M" and the word "Mexico" indicates that these coins
were minted in Mexico.
What the coins look like before being bent into a spoon bowl
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