En unión y libertad

Coin from the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata issued in 1815, featuring the motto.

En unión y libertad (Spanish for "in unity and freedom") is Argentina's national motto.[1][2] It appeared for the first time on the earliest Argentine gold and silver coins, as established by the 1813 General Assembly[3] during the War of Independence of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata from the Spanish Empire. The motto is considered to be a reference to the ideals of French Revolution.[4]

It can be seen in all peso coins and banknotes currently in circulation.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Pezzano, Luciano. "En unión y libertad" [In unity and freedom] (PDF). Centro Filatélico y Numismático San Francisco (in Spanish). p. 1. Retrieved 3 January 2014. El objeto de este estudio es la divisa "En Unión y Libertad", auténtico lema nacional ...
  2. ^ Fernández, Sebastián Martín. "La cultura como factor de un poder de estado" [Culture as a factor of a state power] (PDF). Centro Argentino de Estudios Internacionales (in Spanish). p. 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014. El lema de la Argentina es desde la Asamblea del Año XIII "En Unión y Libertad".
  3. ^ "Asamblea General Constituyente. Sesión del 12 de Marzo de 1813" [General Constituent Assembly. Session of March 12, 1813]. Ministerio de Educación de la Nación (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014. ... por el reverso un Sol que ocupe todo el centro, y alrededor la inscripción siguiente: En Unión y Libertad ...
  4. ^ Gómez, Adriana (2005). El dinero y las palabras: conexiones insospechadas (in Spanish). Buenos Aires: Prometeo. p. 40. ISBN 978-987-574-026-6.
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