50 Centavos

50 Centavos -  obverse50 Centavos -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Argentina
Period Federal Republic (1861-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1952-1956
Value 50 Centavos (0.50 ARM)
Currency Peso moneda nacional (1881-1969)
Composition Nickel clad steel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1970
Number N# 3258
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References KM# 49,
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# 223 to 227,
Héctor Carlos Janson; 2011. La moneda circulante en el territorio argentino, 1574-2010 (2nd edition). Héctor Carlos Janson, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Schön# 52
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Value and denomination, date below.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA ARGENTINA
50
CENTAVOS
· 1954 ·

Translation:
Republic of Argentina
50
Centavos
1954

Reverse

Side profile of Jose De San Martin, facing right.

Lettering: JOSE DE SAN MARTIN

Engraver: Mario Baiardi

Mario Baiardi (born on 19 August 1909 in Valinza, died in 1972 in Rome) was an Italian engraver. He studied sculpting and engraving at the Free Academy of Fine Arts under the guidance of Carlo Grimaldi. He was the chief engraver of the Bank of Italy from 1952.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Buenos Aires, Argentina (1875-date)

Comments

José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras (25 February 1778 – 17 August 1850), known simply as José de San Martín  was an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire who served as the Protector of Peru (first President of Peru).

Previously KM#24

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1952  29 736 000 $ 0.76 $ 0.42 $ 0.40 $ 1.11 25% CJ#223
1953  62 814 000 $ 0.33 $ 0.41 $ 0.54 37% CJ#224
1954  132 224 000 $ 0.59 $ 0.70 $ 0.45 $ 0.50 $ 1.01 $ 1.75 55% CJ#225
1955  75 490 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.50 $ 0.47 $ 2.21 $ 1.75 40% CJ#226
1956  19 120 000 $ 0.47 $ 0.56 $ 0.50 $ 0.35 19% CJ#227

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