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Argentinian Gold Coins

Brief Argentinian History
Argentina occupies the centre and east coast of the southern part of South America, the west coast being occupied by Chile. It was discovered in 1519 by the Spaniard Juan de Solis. A permanent Spanish settlement was established at Buenos Aires in 1580. Argentina set up its own government on May 25th 1810 when Napoleon conquered Spain, and declared independence formally on July 9th 1816. Much of the earliest coinage was restricted to a limited national coinage supplemented by provincial issues. A decimal coinage was introduced from 1881 with 5 pesos to one argentino.

Argentinian Gold Coins
Argentina has only produced a limited number of gold coins, the early coins were denominated in escudos. From 1881 to 1896, argentinos were issued which were equivalent to five pesos, and there was also a half argentino, although these were only issued in two years, and both dates are rare.

The edges are inscribed:-

Technical Specifications
DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
1 Argentino 5 Pesos228.0645.900.2334
1/2 Argentino 2.5 Pesos19.34.0322.900.1167

Prices & Availability
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
Please telephone for current prices and availability.
DateDenominationGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
18861 ArgentinoGood Fine398,000Sold£65$99
18831 ArgentinoVF1,663,000Yes£125$235
18881 ArgentinoVF1,663,000Yes£125$235

Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping by Fedex $40 per order

Argentinian Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Argentina, please look at our original Chard Coins website.

Obverse of Argentinian 5 Pesos of 1886
Obverse of Argentinian 5 Pesos - One Argentino of 1888

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Reverse of Argentinian 5 Pesos Argentino of 1886
Reverse of Argentinian 5 Pesos Argentino of 1888

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