Bicentennial of the May Revolution

The coins issued in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the May Revolution comprise five (5) versions evoking different geographic regions of Argentina as a way of showcasing a federal spirit.

This series consists of $1 bi-metallic coins featuring the same characteristics of the $1 coin currently in circulation, on the one hand, and silver proof quality, on the other.

These numismatic pieces were designed by the Treasury Strategic Planning Management Office—Numismatic Issuance Deputy Management Office of the BCRA.

Out of the total circulation pieces minted, 75,000 units were enclosed in 15,000 cases that contained five coins each and featured the landscapes of “Pucara de Tilcara”, “El Palmar”, “Aconcagua”, “Mar del Plata”, and “Glaciar Perito Moreno”, which represent Argentina’s northwest, northeast, Cuyo, Pampeana, and Patagonica regions.

1 Peso

Obverse design

Core: These coins feature landscapes with their names—“PUCARA DE TILCARA”, “EL PALMAR”, “ACONCAGUA”, “MAR DEL PLATA”, and “GLACIAR PERITO MORENO”.

Ring: The upper arch reads “REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA” (“ARGENTINE REPUBLIC”) and the lower arch reads “BICENTENARIO” (“BICENTENNIAL”).

Reverse design

Core: An image of the rising sun stands for Argentina’s ongoing growth. The “1810-2010” inscription evokes the 200th anniversary of the May Revolution. The upper part shows the face value, “1 PESO”.

Ring: The lower arch reads “EN UNIÓN Y LIBERTAD” (“IN UNION AND LIBERTY”) and the upper arch shows the mint year, “2010”.

QUALITY Circulation
COMPOSITION Silver ring (Cu 75 / Ni 25) / Gold core (Cu 92 / Al 6 / Ni 2
EDGE Plain
WEIGHT 6,35 g
DIAMETER 23 mm (núcleo 17 mm)
AMOUNT 300.000.000 (15.000 units in a cardboard case)
MINT Sociedad de Estado Casa de Moneda (Argentina’s Mint)