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100th Anniversary of Jorge Luis Borges’ Birth



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Jorge Luis Borges, distinguished Argentine poet and writer, was born in Buenos Aires on August 24, 1899. His sublime literary quality made him a candidate to the Nobel Prize in Literature and awardee of many international prizes. The constant publication of his works and his distinct personality witness his eternal fame.

The Central Bank of Argentina commemorates the centennial of his birth by issuing coins in three types of qualities: Gold and silver in “proof” quality, and cupronickel for circulation.

“Proof” quality coins are presented in dual velvetex cases—one in gold, and another in silver—, and in individual cases. They are all accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

In addition, circulating coins are presented in cardboard cases with a short bio of the writer along with a description of the coin. A series of 5,000 cases were made and numbered from 1 to 5,000.



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2 Pesos

Obverse design

The center shows the left profile of Jorge Luis Borges. The legend “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” (“ARGENTINE REPUBLIC”) is arranged to form the upper arch and the inscription “1899 JORGE LUIS BORGES 1999” shapes the lower arch, between pearls.

Reverse design

The center shows a labyrinth with a sundial in its center. Above the main image, the face value“1 PESO” is shown and the exergue contains the year of coinage, “1999”.

FACE VALUE $2
ISSUANCE 8/24/1999
QUALITY Circulation
COMPOSITION Cu 75/Ni 25
WEIGHT 10.4 g
DIAMETER 30 mm
PACKAGING 995,000 units for exchange and 5,000 units in cardboard cases
MINT Monnaie de Paris
COINAGE 1,000,000 units
imagen de la moneda

Obverse design

The center shows the left profile of Jorge Luis Borges. The legend “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” (“ARGENTINE REPUBLIC”) is arranged to form the upper arch and the inscription “1899 JORGE LUIS BORGES 1999” shapes the lower arch, between pearls.

Reverse design

The center shows a labyrinth with a sundial in its center. Above the main image, the face value“5 PESOS” is shown and the exergue contains the year of coinage, “1999”.

FACE VALUE $5
ISSUANCE 8/24/1999
QUALITY Proof
COMPOSITION Gold (Au 900/Cu 100)
WEIGHT 8.064 g
DIAMETER 22 mm
PACKAGING Velvetex case
MINT Monnaie de Paris
COINAGE 2,000 units