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2½ Pesos / ½ Argentino

Features

Country Argentina
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1881-1884
Value 2 1/2 Pesos (2.5 ARM)
Currency Peso moneda nacional (1881-1969)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 4.0322 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized 01-01-1896
References KM# 30,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
CJ# 11,
La Moneda Circulante En El Territorio Argentino
by Hector Carlos Janson
(Chulca Impresora)
Fr# 15,
Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present
by Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg
( Coin & Currency Institute, 2017)
Fr# 16
Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present
by Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg
( Coin & Currency Institute, 2017)

Obverse

Arms of Argentina, stars and lettering.

Lettering:
REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA
* 1884 *

Engraver: Eugène-André Oudiné

Eugène André Oudiné, French sculptor and engraver of medals, was born in Paris on 1 January 1810, and devoted himself from the beginning to the medallist's branch of sculpture, although he also excelled in monumental sculpture and portrait busts.

Reverse

Liberty facing right.

Lettering: LIBERTAD * 2½ PESOS * ½ ARGENTINO * 9 Dos FINO

Engraver: Eugène-André Oudiné

Eugène André Oudiné, French sculptor and engraver of medals, was born in Paris on 1 January 1810, and devoted himself from the beginning to the medallist's branch of sculpture, although he also excelled in monumental sculpture and portrait busts.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1881  9 75% Rare
1884  421 88%

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