The BCRA launches the new $20 bill. It has been designed vertically and its obverse side features the guanaco as the representative animal of the Patagonian Steppe. As from October 4, it will be progressively disseminated through the network of bank branches and ATMs across the country and it will coexist with the current bill in circulation with the same face value featuring Juan Manuel de Rosas. The $20 bill made of 95 g/m2 cotton paper in a reddish color has the same size of the Peso Series. The obverse side of the bill portrays a vertical layout of the guanaco with ornamental flowers, and the reverse side shows an artistic recreation of the guanaco’s typical habitat in a horizontal position. Besides, at the bottom of the left-hand corner there appears a picture of the guanaco as a way of drawing kids' attention. This is the third bill in the new series called "Argentina's native fauna" and its aim is to raise awareness about environmental protection. The first bill of the new series, the $500 bill featuring the jaguar, was launched into circulation in June 2016, and the second was the $200 bill featuring the southern right whale, that started to be in circulation in October 2016.
- Watermark: a picture of the guanaco and the face value “20” are made visible when holding up the bill against the light.
- Security thread: a strip in paper money containing number “$20” and the BCRA acronym repeatedly and alternatingly is visible when held up against the light. It may be read partially on the obverse and the reverse side. - Offset printing: an iris effect background.
- See-through register: half of the guanaco's footprint printed on the obverse side fits exactly with the other half of the image on the reverse side. - Intaglio printing: a picture of the guanaco, main flowers, texts, numbers, animal’s silhouette, “XX” and the code for the visually impaired stand out in relief. - Latent image: the initials RA within the image of a guanaco become visible when the bill is held horizontally at eye level and to the light. - Marks for the visually impaired: the code below the animal's silhouette and the value in roman numbers “XX” stand out in relief. - Microprinting: the repetition of the legend “$20BCRA...” at the bottom of the guanaco's silhouette and the acronym “BCRA” within the “20” face value may only be observed through a magnifying glass, given their tiny letter size.
- Serigraph printing: wide strip with floral motif and the face value “20” in a pinkish-colored iridescent ink. - Series: it starts with letter A. The vertical series is in red color and the horizontal one in black, with variable-sized digits.
Visible when held up against the light
The following characteristics are visible when holding up the bill against the light:
When placing the bill under ultraviolet light, the following features become visible: