Argentina 1924 20 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen features Oudiné's portrait of liberty, used on the twenty centavos from 1896 to 1942, when the rising price of nickel forced the Argentine government to switch to aluminum bronze. It is accompanied by a similar five and ten centavos coins. The last twenty centavos piece was struck in 1961. This type is very common in dealer junk boxes but is quite scarce in nice condition for a coin of such a low catalog value.

Recorded mintage: 4,416,000.

Specification: 4 g, copper-nickel, 21.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 36.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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