• 10 Centavos 1896-1942, KM# 35, Argentina
  • 10 Centavos 1896-1942, KM# 35, Argentina
Obverse

Head of Liberty, wearing a Phrygian cap, the country name above and date below.

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.

Engraver: Eugène André Oudiné

REPUBLICA ARGENTINA
1898

Reverse

Value within a mirrored-like wreath of 2 olive branches.

10
CENTAVOS

Edge

10 Centavos

KM# 35 Schön# 38
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 3 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Casa de Moneda (Argentina) (CMSE)

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