Mint Date: 1882
Denomination: 50 Centavos (½ Peso)
Material: Silver (.900)
Obverse: Female head (Liberty), wearing phrygian cap left.
Legend: LIBERTAD * 50 CENTos. * 9 Dos FINO *
Reverse: Arms of Argentina within wreath, flanked by trophy flags and cannons in background.
Legend: REPUBLICA ARGENTINA * 1883 *
Argentina, is the second largest country in South America, constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires. It is the eighth-largest country in the world by land area and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations, though Mexico, Colombia and Spain are more populous.
Argentina increased in prosperity and prominence between 1880 and 1929, while emerging as one of the ten richest countries in the world, benefiting from an agricultural export-led economy, as well as British and French investment. Driven by immigration and decreasing mortality, the Argentine population grew fivefold and the economy by 15-fold.