• 50 Centavos 1957-1961, KM# 56, Argentina
  • 50 Centavos 1957-1961, KM# 56, Argentina
Description

Engraver: Eugène-André Oudiné

Obverse

Head of Liberty, wearing a Phrygian cap, facing left, name of country and lettering "Freedom'' in Spanish around.

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.

REPUBLICA ARGENTINA
⋆ LIBERTAD ⋆

Reverse

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

50
CENTAVOS
1960

Edge

50 Centavos

KM# 56 Schön# 56 CJ# 258-262
Characteristics
Material Nickel Clad Steel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23.2 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # CJ# 258, CJ# 259, CJ# 260, CJ# 261, CJ# 262
Mint
Casa de Moneda (Argentina) (CMSE)

Related coins

Nickel, 6 g, ⌀ 24 mm

Nickel Clad Steel, 5 g, ⌀ 23 mm

Brass, 4.35 g, ⌀ 20.5 mm