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2 Pesos

2 Pesos -  obverse2 Pesos -  reverse

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Features

Country Argentina
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 2018
Value 2 Pesos
2 ARS = 0.028 USD
Currency Peso convertible (1992-date)
Composition Brass plated steel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓

Obverse

The representation of the drunken stick, with its most characteristic profile, with the trunk in the shape of a bottle in the centre with the country name above and the inscription "PALO BORRACHO" at the bottom.

Lettering:
REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA
PALO BORRACHO

Translation:
Republic of Argentina
Drunk Stick

Reverse

A synthesis of its flower to the left with the inscription "EN UNIÓN Y LIBERTAD" around the rim at the bottom, the date at the top,
and the value in the upper right sector, in allusion to the Argentine northeast, whose forests are typical of the silk floss tree

Lettering:
2018
2
PESOS
EN UNIÓN Y LIBERTAD

Translation:
2018
2
Pesos
In Union and Liberty

Edge

Plain

Mint

Casa de Moneda de la República Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1875-date)

Comments

The Silk Floss Tree

Ceiba insignis (Chorisia speciosa). Family of the bombáceas. Common names: palo borracho, samohú.
It grows in Brazil, Paraguay and the northeast of Argentina. It's remarkable pink or white flowering is maintained from late summer to late fall. It stands out for the curious shape of its trunk with large stingers, and for its fruits, which when opened let out their seeds wrapped in a white snowflake that takes them through the air.
In Buenos Aires the specimens of the Barranco de la Plaza San Martín are very colourful, they are also found in quantity in the forests of Palermo and many parks, plazas, and sidewalks.

The Silk Floss Tree flower


The Silk Floss Tree

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  50,000,000 1.35 1.22

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