50 Centavos

50 Centavos -  obverse50 Centavos -  reverse

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Features

Country Argentina
Period Federal Republic (1861-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1992-2010
Value 50 Centavos
0.5 ARS = 0.0053 USD
Currency Peso convertible (1992-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 5.8 g
Diameter 25.2 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 2297
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References KM# 111,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
CJ# 5,
Héctor Carlos Janson; 2011. La moneda circulante en el territorio argentino, 1574-2010 (2nd edition). Héctor Carlos Janson, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Schön# 112
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Tucuman Building with the issuer name above and a legend below

Lettering:
REPUBLICA ARGENTINA
· EN UNION Y LIBERTAD ·

Translation:
Argentinian Republic
In Union and Liberty

Reverse

Denomination above the date

Lettering:
50
CENTAVOS
2010

Edge

Reeded

NOTE: issues with fine and more coarse reeding exist.

Comments

I have found at least 7 different fonts although I do not have the 1992 or 2009 bold coins.




1994 160,000,000        KM#111.1 (fine letters; fine reeding, 72 beads)
2009 122,800,000        KM#111.1 (fine letters; coarse reeding, 96 beads)

1994 has 72 beads and 2009 has 96 beads:




The easiest difference to see is in the "9"s.


The difference in letter size exists. Information in World Coins Catalog concerning the different metals used (Brass and Copper-nickel) is wrong: both coin types are Aluminium-bronze.

Different varieties exist concerning spacing between denomination letters and the number of beads on the reverse.

Image of 1994 with 72 beads (left) and 96 beads (right)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1992  290 000 000 1.05 0.36 0.48 0.41 1.82 29% KM#111.1 (fine letters)
1993  40 000 000 0.40 0.54 1.08 16% KM#111.1 (fine letters)
1993  80 000 000 0.27 0.52 0.52 1.82 25% KM#111.2 (bold letters)
1994  160 000 000 0.16 0.25 0.35 0.48 0.52 0.82 1.09 51% KM#111.1 (fine letters; fine reeding, 72 beads)
1994  144 000 000 0.16 0.35 0.75 0.61 1.21 22% KM#111.2 (bold letters)
2009  122 800 000 0.44 0.50 0.61 23% KM#111.1 (fine letters; coarse reeding, 96 beads)
2009  85 000 000 0.61 0.52 0.59 1.82 19% KM#111.2 (bold letters)
2010  58 400 000 0.17 0.24 0.53 0.86 0.52 0.61 21% KM#111.1 (fine letters)
2010  75 000 000 0.36 0.30 0.86 0.53 16% KM#111.2 (bold letters)

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