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50th Anniversary of Law 13.010



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The Honorable Congress of the Argentine Nation approved the bill on female suffrage for the whole country, being enacted on September 23, 1947 (Law 13,010). In Section 1, this law establishes that “Argentine women will have the same political rights and will be subject to the obligations that laws impose upon Argentine men”.

María Eva Duarte de Perón played a crucial role in the enactment of this law which was meant to fulfill the expectations of millions of female citizens and end up with discrimination against women. For this reason, she was widely recognized.

After fifty years of its enactment, the Central Bank of Argentina issued $1 (one PESO) and $0.50 (fifty cents) coins for circulation, both similar to those currently in circulation.

The presentation includes both coins packed in a cardboard case containing a short historical summary and their characteristic features. A series of 5,000 cases (numbered from 1 to 5,000) were manufactured for delivering both coins.



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50 cents

Obverse design

The image at the center is a portrait of Eva Perón, which was based on an original engraving by Master Mario Baiardi in 1952. The upper arch reads “REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA” (“ARGENTINE REPUBLIC”), and the lower arch, “MARIA EVA DUARTE de PERON”.

Reverse design

The upper arch reads “CINCUENTENARIO LEY N° 13.010” (“50th ANNIVERSARY OF LAW 13,010”) and “VOTO FEMENINO OBLIGATORIO” (“COMPULSORY FEMALE VOTE”), the center is hollowed out and shows number “50” with the word “cents” below, and the years “1947-1997” above. The exergue reads “1997”, the year of coinage, with bay laurel to each side. The coin has a vertical die axis (medal alignment).

FACE VALUE $ 0,50
ISSUANCE 30/12/97
QUALITY Circulation
COMPOSITION Cu92 - Al 8
WEIGHT 5,80 g
DIAMETER 25,2 mm
PACKAGING 1,995,000 units for exchange and 5,000 units in numbered cardboard cases
MINT Sociedad de Estado Casa de Moneda (Argentina's Mint)
COINAGE 2.000.000 units
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1 peso

Obverse design

The image at the center is a portrait of Eva Perón, which was based on an original engraving by Master Mario Baiardi in 1952. The upper arch reads “REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA” (“ARGENTINE REPUBLIC”), and the lower arch, “MARIA EVA DUARTE de PERON”.

Reverse design

The upper arch, on the silver ring, contains the phrase “CINCUENTENARIO LEY N° 13.010” (“50th ANNIVERSARY OF LAW 13,010”), and between both metals, “VOTO FEMENINO OBLIGATORIO” (“COMPULSORY FEMALE VOTE”); the center shows number 1, the word “PESO” to the right and bay laurel to the left. On both sides, “1947” appears on the left side, and “1997” on the right side. The exergue contains the coinage year: “1997”.

FACE VALUE $1
ISSUANCE 20/10/97
QUALITY Circulation
COMPOSITION Ring: Cu75-Ni25 - Core: Cu92-Al 6-Ni2
PESO 6,35 gramos
WEIGHT 23 mm
PACKAGING 995,000 units for exchange and 5,000 units in numbered cardboard cases
MINT Sociedad de Estado Casa de Moneda (Argentina's Mint)
COINAGE 1,000,000 units