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King of Football coin issued in Armenia

2010-09-16 12:15

7623.jpeg"Mario Kempes" memorial silver coin was issued by the Central Bank of Armenia - Novosti-Gruzia.


The nominal price of each is 100 drams [0.28 dollars]. All the coins will be made from 925 brand silver, only 20 000 of them will be released.

The obverse of the coin depicts a crown with "KINGS OF FOOTBALL" line, two lions guard it. The reverse depicts a portrait of Mario Kempes with the coloured flag of Argentina on the background, a ball to the left from the portrait.

Contour of the coin was designed by Robert Kotovicz, the designer of Poland's mint; and it Poland it was actually coined.

Mario Alberto Kempes was born on July 15th 1954. He's the World Champion-1978, the European Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Super Cup winner.

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