• 1 Centavo 1985-1987, KM# 96, Argentina
  • 1 Centavo 1985-1987, KM# 96, Argentina
Description

The Austral was the currency of Argentina between June 15, 1985 and December 31, 1991. It was subdivided into 100 centavos. The symbol was an uppercase A with an extra horizontal line (₳). This symbol appeared on all coins issued in this currency (including centavos), to distinguish them from earlier currencies.

Obverse

Depicts a Greater rhea and the country name below.

The greater rhea (Rhea americana) is a species of flightless bird native to eastern South America. Other names for the greater rhea include the grey, common, or American rhea; ñandú (Guaraní and Spanish); or ema (Portuguese). One of two species in the genus Rhea, in the family Rheidae, the greater rhea is native to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. It inhabits a variety of open areas, such as grasslands, savanna or grassy wetlands. Weighing 20–27 kilograms (44–60 lb), the greater rhea is the largest bird in South America.

REPUBLICA ARGENTINA

Reverse

Value, double-lined “A” at the top, date below.


1
CENTAVO
1986

Edge

1 Centavo

KM# 96 Schön# 96
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 4 g
Diameter 20.64 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 96.1, KM# 96.2
Mint
Casa de Moneda (Argentina) (CMSE)

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