25 Pesos Ibero-American Series - Serranias del Hornocal

25 Pesos (Ibero-American Series - Serranias del Hornocal) -  obverse25 Pesos (Ibero-American Series - Serranias del Hornocal) -  reverse

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Country Argentina
Period Federal Republic (1861-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 25 Pesos
25 ARS = 0.27 USD
Currency Peso convertible (1992-date)
Composition Silver (.925) (Ag 925 Cu 75)
Weight 13.5 g
Diameter 33 mm
Shape Round

Commemorative issue

Ibero-American Series XI - Natural wonders


Of common design to all the currencies that integrate these series, it is distinguished in a central position the Argentine National Shield and the inscriptions "REPVBLICA ARGENTINA", the face value "$ 25" and the year of coinage "2017". Surrounding our emblem, it presents the shields of all the participating countries.
Argentina, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, and Portugal.

$25 : 2017

Republic of Argentina
25 Pesos - 2017


The central design is the representation of the landscape accompanied by the text "HORNOCAL SERRANÍAS"; In the upper corner reads "XI SERIE IBEROAMERICANA" and in the lower "NATURAL WONDERS". As a frame, we can appreciate the synthesis of an ancestral guard, typical of the Argentinean northwest, which also alludes to the morphology of the relief of the mountains.


XI Series
Serranías del Hornocal




Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Moneda), Madrid, Spain (1591-date)


Natural wonders

The XI Ibero-American Series of Commemorative Coins, whose motto is "Natural Wonders", is the result of a collective project that began in 1992 and our country has always participated. This time the issue will be only for the international market and the countries involved are Argentina, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, and Portugal.

The design of this piece, realized in the Management of Strategic Planning of Treasure of this Institution, refers to the calcareous formation Serranías del Hornocal, located in Quebrada de Humahuaca in the province of Jujuy, constituted by different types of minerals that when being eroded Created a symphony of nuances on the slopes of the mountains. From the Hornocal Viewpoint, at 4300 meters above sea level, you can appreciate its triangular veins and its polychrome palette that some claim to reach thirty-three shades, making it one of the most dazzling landscapes in the Argentine territory.

The particularity of this series is the incorporation of color in the main design.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  2,500 Proof

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