Austral: coin of Argentine Republic (1989-1991); 100 centavo


5 australes, 1989: Argentine Republic

5 australes, 1989: Argentine Republic

5 ₳ / 1989: ₳ — symbol of the currency.

REPUBLICA ARGENTINA- CASA DE TUCUMAN: Argentine Republic - House of Tucuman.

Historical House of Tucuman (in Spanish officially "Casa Histórica de la Independencia") is a historic building and museum located in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina (built during the Spanish colonial times).

The design of the coin partially reproduces the design of the Argentine commemorative coin of 1966 — 10 pesos (depicting exactly the same facade of the building).

Mintage: 46.894.977.

  • Aluminium: 21.6 mm - 1.8 g
  • Reference price: 0.8$

COIN AUSTRAL — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. ARGENTINE REPUBLIC (1989-1991): austral = 100 centavo

The name of the coin austral literally translated from Spanish means "Southern".
It is unknown why the transition currency, introduced in 1985 to overcome significant inflation, was given such a name. This is probably due to the location of Argentina (mostly the southern part of South America)...