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½ Real

½ Real -  obverse½ Real -  reverse

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Features

Country Buenos Aires
(Argentine provinces)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1840
Value 1/2 Real (1/2)
Currency Real (1822-1861)
Composition Copper
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 22.1 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 6,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
CJ# 17
La Moneda Circulante En El Territorio Argentino
by Hector Carlos Janson
(Chulca Impresora)

Obverse

On the perimeter, superior semicircular legend "CASA DE MONEDA" and lower "BUENOS-AYRES".
In the field and within laurel wreaths fruitiness, capes tied with a bow, the legend "MEDIO". Beading points

Lettering:
CASA DE MONEDA
MEDIO
BUENOS AIRES

Reverse

On the perimeter, superior semicircular legend "¡VIVA LA FEDERACIÓN!" And lower the date "1840".
In the countryside, between palm wreaths tied with bow, value as a fraction "5/10". Beading points.

Lettering:
¡VIVA LA FEDERACION!
1840
5/10

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Weight  : 2.30 to 2.70 grams
Diameter: 22 to 22.20 millimeters

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1840 

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