50 Centavos

50 Centavos -  obverse50 Centavos -  reverse

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Country Argentina
Period Federal Republic (1861-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1942-1948
Value 50 Centavos (0.50 ARM)
Currency Peso moneda nacional (1881-1969)
Composition Paper
Size 115 × 64 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 12-31-1962
Number N# 215716
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References P# 250
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.


Effigy of progress (a seated woman representing the republic who rests her right hand on a plate with the Argentine coat of arms while holding a lit torch with her left).

República Argentina
La Nación
pagará al portador y a la vista
50 centavos
moneda nacional
Emisión al cargo del gobierno nacional Art. 36 Ley 12155
Por el gobierno nacional
Banco Central de la República Argentina

Argentine Republic
The Nation
will pay to the bearer on demand
50 cents
national currency
Issued by the national government Article 36 law 12155
By the national government
Central Bank of the Argentine Republic

Designer: Louis-Eugène Mouchon (attributed)


Blue design showing the Argentine coat of arms, texts and a representation of laurels as the predominant theme.

República Argentina
50 Centavos

Argentine Republic
50 Centavos


RA in top left corner of obverse


Raúl Prebisch (RPr) General Manager
Ernesto Bosch (EB) President
Edmundo G. Gagneux (EGᴳ) General Manager
Edmundo G. Gagneux (EGᴰ) Deputy General Manager
Domingo O. Maroglio (DMᴳ) General Manager
Miguel Miranda (MM) President
Ernesto H. Carreras (EHC) General Manager
Domingo O. Maroglio (DMᴾ) President


There are 4 signature varieties and 2 watermark varieties.

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Date Signatures VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1942)  RPr, EB 16% a.1 Serie C black Signature
ND (1943)  RPr, EB 14% a.2 Serie D blue Signature
ND (1944-1945)  EGᴳ, EB 12% a.3 Serie D
ND (1944-1945)  EGᴰ, EB 2% a.4 Serie D
ND (1946-1947)  DMᴳ, MM 33% a.5 Serie D
ND (1947-1948)  EHC, DMᴾ 40% a.6 Serie D

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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