• 2 Centavos 1939-1947, KM# 38, Argentina
  • 2 Centavos 1939-1947, KM# 38, Argentina
Obverse

Coat of arms within a laurel wreath, name of the country above, date between 6-pointed stars below.

Argentina does not use proper heraldic arms, but the emblem, which is commonly referred to as a coat of arms. At the top is the golden Sun of May, signifying Argentina as a new and glorious nation rising to the surface of the Earth. 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 Sun of May 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.

REPUBLICA ARGENTINA
* 1939 *

Reverse

Value within laurel wreath.

2
CENTAVOS

Edge

2 Centavos

KM# 38 Schön# 42 CJ# 174-181
Characteristics
Material Bronze
Weight 3.4 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # CJ# 174, CJ# 175, CJ# 176, CJ# 177, CJ# 178, CJ# 179, CJ# 181, CJ# 180.1, CJ# 180.2
Mint
Casa de Moneda (Argentina) (CMSE)

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