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1978 Football World Cup



Silver Coins | New Display

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The 1978 FIFA World Cup (the IX staging) was held in Argentina. This was the first time our country hosted a world football championship. To commemorate this event, two series of copper and silver coins were issued at the time. The importance and significance of this coinage, the only one in our history about a sports event, makes these pieces a memorable series for collectors and football lovers.

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Obverse Design

Football players.

Football player against a background of meridians and parallels.

Football stadium against a background of meridians and parallels.

Reverse Design

World Cup logo. Face value in numbers followed by the word “PESOS” on the right and the year of coinage beneath.

FACE VALUE $20 / $50 / $100
ISSUANCE 1977 / 1978
QUALITY Circulation
COMPOSITION Cu 92 - Al 6 - Ni 2
WEIGHT 5 g / 5.75 g / 6.5 g
DIAMETER 22 / 23.5 / 25 mm
PACKAGING In 6-unit bags (3 from the year 1977 and 3 from the year 1978)
In 3-unit bags (3 from the year 1978)
MINT Casa de Moneda de Chile (Chile’s Mint)
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Obverse Design

Sun appearing on the first Argentine coin of 1813. Venues of the tournament.

Argentine coat of arms and emblems of host cities.

Hemisphere with the Argentine Republic in a zenithal projection.

Reverse Design

World Cup logo. Face value in numbers followed by the word “PESOS” on the right and the year of coinage beneath.

FACE VALUE $1000 / $2000 / $3000
ISSUANCE 1977 / 1978
QUALITY Proof
COMPOSITION 900 Silver
WEIGHT 10 g / 15 g / 25 gramos
DIAMETER 28 / 33 / 38 mm
PACKAGING Numbered cardboard envelope containing 3 units from year 1977 or 1978
MINT Casa de Moneda de Chile (Chile’s Mint)