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Banknotes and Coins | Current Issues

The Central Bank of Argentina, in its capacity as monetary authority of the Nation, is in charge of issuing legal tender. The concept of cash embraces banknotes and coins in circulation.

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Banknotes

Executive Order No. 2,128 dated October 10th, 1991 established that the PESO LINE enter into effect as from January 1st, 1992. The parity rate was set at one peso (ARS1)/ten thousand australes (A10,000).

Legal Tender Banknotes

Name Design Issuance
ARS5 imagen en miniatura del billete de 5 pesos 22/06/1998
ARS5 imagen en miniatura del billete de 5 pesos edicion 2015 01/10/2015
ARS10 imagen en miniatura del billete de 10 pesos 14/01/1998
ARS10 imagen en miniatura del billete de 10 pesos edicion 2016 04/04/2016
ARS20 imagen en miniatura del billete de 20 pesos 18/01/2000
ARS20 imagen en miniatura del billete de 20 pesos 03/10/2017
ARS50 imagen en miniatura del billete de 50 pesos 19/07/1999
ARS50 imagen en miniatura del billete de 50 pesos edicion conmemorativa de las islas malvinas 02/03/2015
ARS50 imagen en miniatura del billete de 50 pesos 15/08/2018
ARS100 imagen en miniatura del billete de 100 pesos 03/12/1999
ARS100 imagen en miniatura del billete de 100 pesos serie S Serie S
ARS100 imagen en miniatura del billete de 100 pesos serie T Serie T
ARS100 imagen en miniatura del billete de 100 pesos edicion conmemorativa de Eva Perón 20/09/2012
ARS100 imagen en miniatura del billete de 100 pesos edicion conmemorativa de Eva Perón Serie B Serie B
ARS100 imagen en miniatura del billete de 100 pesos edicion conmemorativa de Eva Perón Serie AA Serie AA
ARS100 imagen en miniatura del billete de 100 pesos 18/12/2018
ARS200 imagen en miniatura del billete de 200 pesos 26/10/2016
ARS500 imagen en miniatura del billete de 500 pesos 29/06/2016
ARS1000 imagen en miniatura del billete de 1000 pesos 30/11/2017

Banknotes size is 155 mm x 65 mm. They are made of 100% cotton fiber with a weight of 83 grams per square meter, and no fluorescent sensitivity to UV light; printing is carried out in three consecutive stages using typographic, intaglio and offset printing systems.

After five years these banknotes had been launched, some changes were made for improvement: engraving, paper quality (90 g x m2), and the cylinder mould watermark reproducing the portrait appearing in the same direction.

Section 3 of Law No. 25,561 on Public Emergency and Exchange Rate Regime Reform, dated January 6th, 2002, repeals sections 1 and 2 of the Law on the Austral Convertibility ordering the removal of the term “convertibles de curso legal” (convertible legal tender) from the banknotes of the peso line.

All banknotes printed with the legend “convertibles de curso legal” (convertible legal tender) remain in circulation and may be used as means of payment.

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Coins

The coins that must be accepted as means of payment in all the territory of the Argentine Republic are as follows:

Legal Tender Coins

1 cent
5 cents
10 cents
25 cents
50 cents
1 Peso Trees from Republica Argentina
1 Peso
1 Peso Bicentenario de la Primera Moneda Patria
1 Peso Serie del Bicentenario
2 Peso Trees from Republica Argentina
2 Pesos
5 Peso Trees from Republica Argentina
10 Peso Trees from Republica Argentina

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Legal Tender Commemorative Coins

Commemorative coins are also considered to be legal tender; these coins have been issued in limited amounts and are not easily found in daily circulation; such coins are:

Coin Issuance
50 cents 50 th Anniversary of the Creation of UNICEF 13.05.1997

50 th Anniversary of the Compulsory Female Vote 30.12.1997
MERCOSUR (Southern Common Market) 24.07.1998
179th Anniversary of the Death of General Güemes 16.06.2000
150 th Anniversary of General San Martín’s Death 17.08.2000
1 Peso 50 th Anniversary of the Creation of UNICEF 13.05.1997
50 th Anniversary of the Compulsory Female Vote 20.10.1997
MERCOSUR (Southern Common Market) 24.07.1998
Bicentennial of the Birth of General J.J. de Urquiza 07.12.2001
Bicentennial of the May Revolution 04.06.2010
Bicentennial of the First Patriotic Coin 13.04.2013
2 Pesos
1994 National Constituent Convention 21.11.1994
100 th Anniversary of Jorge Luis Borges’ Birth 24.08.1999
50 th Anniversary of the Death of Eva Duarte de Peron 07.05.2004
25 th Anniversary of the Malvinas Islands Deed 03.04.2007
Centennial of the Discovery of Oil in Argentina 07.12.2007
Advocacy of Human Rights 10.12.2009
75 th Anniversary of the Central Bank of Argentina 31.05.2010
30 th Anniversary of the Recovery of the Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands 20.09.2012
Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Independence of Argentina 07.07.2016
5 Pesos 1994 National Constituent Convention 21.11.1994

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