Argentina 1883 peso

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 20014
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This specimen was lot 20014 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $900. The catalog description[1] noted, "ARGENTINA. Peso, 1883. NGC MS-61. Single second finest certified of the date at NGC with only one finer (MS63). RARE in this state of preservation and the best date of the three year type. Well struck lustrous and quite attractive. From the Alex Siegel Collection." This specimen is one of a type struck 1881-83 for Argentina in its national mint, the Casa de Moneda, which was inaugurated in 1880. The type is not common but available for a price. It is accompanied by a silver ten centavos, twenty centavos and fifty centavos, all of which are considerably more common. Choice specimens are rare.

Recorded mintage: 98,000.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver. Designed by Oudiné.

Catalog reference: KM 29.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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