Argentina 1833-RA P 8 reales

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from the Razorback Collection
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was struck 1826-37 and is the first peso from Argentina which is reasonably affordable. Earlier types exist, struck 1813-15 (KM 5, KM 14, KM 15), but these are rare. The early years of independence were torn by struggles between the centralists in Buenos Aires and regionalists in La Rioja, Cordoba, Salta and elsewhere who even issued their own coinage.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.06 g, .896 fine silver, .779 troy oz ASW, decorated edge.

Catalog reference: KM 20.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Cunietti-Ferrando, Arnaldo José, Monedas de la República Argentina, Asociación Numismática Argentina, Buenos Aires, 1965.
  • Janson, Hector Carlos, La Moneda Circulante En El Territorio Argentino, 1767-1998, Buenos Aires, 1998.

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