• 10 Centavos 1950, KM# 44, Argentina, 100th Anniversary of Death of José San Martin
  • 10 Centavos 1950, KM# 44, Argentina, 100th Anniversary of Death of José San Martin
Obverse

Portrait of José de San Martín to the right.

José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras (1778–1850), known simply as José de San Martín or El Libertador of Argentina, Chile and Peru, was a Spanish-Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern and central parts of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire who served as the Protector of Peru.

San Martín is regarded as a national hero of Argentina and Peru, and one of the Liberators of Spanish South America. The Order of the Liberator General San Martín (Orden del Libertador General San Martín), created in his honor, is the highest decoration conferred by the Argentine government.

Engraver: Mario Baiardi

JOSÉ DE SAN MARTÍN

Reverse

Value in the centre, the country name above, the inscription "Year of the Liberator General San Martin" and date below.

REPUBLICA ARGENTINA
10
CENTAVOS
AÑO DEL LIBERTADOR
GENERAL SAN MARTIN 1950

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 3 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Casa de Moneda (Argentina) (CMSE)

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