• 20 Centavos 1942-1950, KM# 42, Argentina
  • 20 Centavos 1942-1950, KM# 42, Argentina
Description

Engraver: Lucien Bazor

Obverse

Head of Liberty, wearing a Phrygian cap, facing right, olive branch, year and lettering "Freedom'' in Spanish.

The Phrygian cap is a soft conical cap with the top pulled forward, associated in antiquity with several peoples in Eastern Europe and Anatolia, including Phrygia, Dacia, and the Balkans. In early modern Europe it came to signify freedom and the pursuit of liberty through a confusion with the pileus, the felt cap of manumitted (emancipated) slaves of ancient Rome. Accordingly, the Phrygian cap sometimes is called a liberty cap; in artistic representations it signifies freedom and the pursuit of liberty.

LIBERTAD
1949

Reverse

Depicts a sheaf of wheat on the left and the head of a cow (or bull) on the right, value in centre, country name above.

Argentina is one of the largest exporter of beef in the world, and Argentinian steaks are world-renowned.

REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA
20
CENTAVOS

Edge

20 Centavos

KM# 42 Schön# 45
Characteristics
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Casa de Moneda (Argentina) (CMSE)

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