• 5 Centavos 1942-1950, KM# 40, Argentina
  • 5 Centavos 1942-1950, KM# 40, 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
5
CENTAVOS

Edge

5 Centavos

KM# 40 Schön# 43 CJ# 214-222
Characteristics
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 2 g
Diameter 17.5 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # CJ# 214, CJ# 215, CJ# 216, CJ# 217, CJ# 218, CJ# 219, CJ# 220, CJ# 221, CJ# 222
Mint
Casa de Moneda (Argentina) (CMSE)

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