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2009 Argentina 5 Centavos coin pendant Sol de Mayo Buenos Aires Mar del Plata May Revolution Tucumán Santa Fe Quilmes asado n000401

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Argentina 5 Centavos {1992-2011} 5S FEATURING front: 'Sol de Mayo' (SPANISH: Sun of May) and State Motto Lettering: .REPUBLICA ARGENTINA. EN UNION Y LIBERTAD Translation: .REPUBLIC OF ARGENTINA. IN UNION AND FREEDOM The Sun of May (Spanish: Sol de Mayo) is a national emblem of Argentina and Uruguay, and appears on both countries' flags. In Argentina, the Sun of May is the radiant golden yellow sun bearing the human face and thirty-two rays that alternate between sixteen straight and sixteen wavy. The Sun Of May is a replica of an engraving on the first Argentine coin, approved in 1813 by the Constituent Assembly, whose value was eight escudos (one Spanish dollar). The specification "of May" is a reference to the May Revolution which took place in the week from 18 to 25 May 1810, which marked the beginning of the independence from the Spanish Empire for the countries that were part of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata by then. There is a legend that as the new government was proclaimed, the sun broke through the clouds, which was seen as a good omen. • quantity 1 • demonetized (no longer in circulation) Aluminium-bronze coin • diameter: 17.2 mm • weight: 2.02 g CHOOSE FROM DROP DOWN MENU {2.4 mm thick cords} • 22" black cotton necklace with lobster clasp • 24” brass ball chain {lightweight 5 g} • 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo}  • no chain or cord message me if you need a shorter length black necklace

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