Obverse

Central disc depicts a replica of the obverse of the first national coin (8 Escudos 1813, KM# 9).

Argentina does not use proper heraldic arms, but the emblem, which is commonly referred to as a coat of arms. The cap at the top of the spike is the Phrygian cap symbolizing liberty. The spike under the cap represents the people's willingness to defend their land and protect their liberties. The two shaking hands symbolize the unity of the different provinces of Argentina. The coat of arms surrounded by the external ornaments, thus making an achievement. The achievement consists by the crown of laurel and four national flags, two cannons and drum at base.

En unión y libertad (Spanish for "In unity and freedom") is Argentina's national motto.

PTS: mintmark of Portosi Mint
J: mint master, Jose Maria de Bobadilla
8S: value 8 Escudos

Outer ring depicts the name of country above and an inscription "First National Coin" in Spanish below.

The mintletters A, B, C, D, E or no letter are imprinted in the two points of the surrounding legend.

REPUBLICA ARGENTINA
EN UNION Y LIBERTAD·PTS·J·8S
·1813·
A PRIMERA MONEDA PATRIA A

Reverse

Central disc depicts a replica of the reverse of the first national coin (8 Escudos 1813, KM# 9).

The Sun of May in the centre. It is a national emblem of Argentina. It is the radiant golden yellow sun bearing the human face and thirty-two rays that alternate between sixteen straight and sixteen wavies. It is a figurative sun that represents Inti, the sun god of the Inca religion. The specification "of May" is a reference to the May Revolution which took place in the week from 18 to 25 May 1810, which marked the beginning of the independence from the Spanish Empire for the countries that were part of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata by then.

The United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (Spanish: Provincias Unidas del Río de la Plata), a union of provinces in the Río de la Plata region of South America, emerged from the May Revolution in 1810 and the Argentine War of Independence of 1810–1818. It comprised most of the former Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata dependencies and had Buenos Aires as its capital.

Outer ring depicts value, mirrored branches with (15-15) 30 leaves and date.

UN PESO
PROVINCIAS DEL RIO DE LA PLATA
1995

Edge

1 Peso

KM# 112 Schön# 113
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Characteristics
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Aluminium Bronze
Weight 6.35 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 112.1, KM# 112.2, KM# 112.3
Mints
Casa de Moneda (Argentina) (CMSE)
Italian State Mint and Polygraphic Institute (R)
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation (KOMSCO)
Mexican Mint (Mo)
Paris Mint (A)
Royal Mint

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