Argentina 1927 20 Centavo Coin

This coin shows a fairly standard South American representation of Liberty. She is wearing an oddly bent cap, and has loose tangles of hair sticking out from under the headpiece. The legend reads “Republica Argentina” and the date is at 6 o’clock on the obverse.

The reverse has a wreath with the legend “20 Centavos” inside. No surprises there – although I do think the outlining of the numbers is well done and notable. I’d grade this coin somewhere between F12 and VF25 (the reverse is in better shape than the obverse).

Argentine 1927 20 Centavo Coin Obverse

Argentine 1927 20 Centavo Coin Obverse

Argentine 1927 20 Centavo Coin Reverse

Argentine 1927 20 Centavo Coin Reverse

Identification code: KM-11

Date: 1927

Mint Mark: n/a

Mintage: 2,880,000

Country of origin: Argentina (although the US mint may have provided planchets, starting in 1919).

Composition: Copper Nickel

Size: 22mm

Weight: unknown

Other details: What do you want? A soliloquy on the beauty of Argentina?

Estimated value: about $0.25. This isn’t a particularly rare or noteworthy coin – just something that I thought interesting in a junk bin.

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