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20 Decimos Real

Features

Country Buenos Aires
(Argentine provinces)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1831
Value 20 Decimos de Real (2)
Currency Real (1822-1861)
Composition Copper
Weight 20.3 g
Diameter 32.2 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 5,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
CJ# 5
La Moneda Circulante En El Territorio Argentino
by Hector Carlos Janson
(Chulca Impresora)

Obverse

Circular centerpiece ornamented, between fruity laurel wreaths and with smooth surface, bearing the legend "20 / DECIM" in two horizontal lines. Surrounding it in a semicircular upper form, the legend "BANCO NACIONAL" and under the excerpt "BUENOS-AYRES / 1831 in two horizontal lines.
Small triangle drawing with horizontal striping.

Lettering:
BUENOS - AYRES
1831
BANCO NACIONAL
20 DECIM

Reverse

Inside a striped circle of azure with the legend "ARDESCIT ET VIRESCIT" Phoenix bird extended with the head turned to its right by where a portion of radiant sun appears.
Graph similar to the obverse.

Lettering: ARDESCIT ET VIRESCIT.

Edge

Plain

Comments

National Bank mint 1827 - 1831

Weight: 20.3 to 22 grams
Diameter: 32.2 to 32.3 millimeters

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