Within the framework of the International Commemorative Coin Program for the 2018 World Cup Russia, the BCRA issued a coin minted by Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda (Royal Spanish Mint) with the following characteristic features:
Face Value | $5
Quality | Proof
Material | Silver 925
Edge | Reeded
Weight | 27 g
Diameter | 40 mm
Number of coins minted | 1900
The center displays a football player in motion with a ball. The upper arch reads “COPA MUNDIAL DE LA FIFA RUSIA 2018TM” (2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA)”.
It shows part of a playing field, and, at the center, reads “REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA” (ARGENTINE REPUBLIC) flanked by two stars—symbols of the two Argentine triumphs in the 1978 and 1986 World Cups. The exergue displays the face value “5 PESOS” followed by the coinage year “2018”.
The presentation includes: case, acrylic capsule, and certificate of authenticity.
Lionel Messi, team captain, celebrates with Gonzalo Higuaín.
The center of the obverse displays the silhouette of a football player as if running while holding the ball across a playing field, which creates a visual illusion of speed.
The reverse side shows the concept of duality in balance with the supplementary contrast, where one half of the field (for example, the side with two stars that symbolize Argentina’s world cup triumphs) is essential to the existence of the other. Spaces demarcated by contrast and differentiated by textures, as philosophical principles in constant harmony; a place where both opponents play and break all that symmetry with a single ball.