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20 Decimos Real

20 Decimos Real -  obverse20 Decimos Real -  reverse

Features

Country Buenos Aires
(Argentine provinces)
Type Common coin
Year 1831
Value 20 Decimos de Real (0.2)
Metal Copper
Weight 20.3 g
Diameter 32.2 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References KM# 5, CJ# 5
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
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