The BCRA launches the new legal tender $50 bill that will be progressively disseminated across the country as from August 15, 2018.
The obverse of the bill has been designed vertically and it features the Andean condor which has a wide geographical distribution: the bird’s nesting is from south to north and its movements reach the coast from Tierra del Fuego up to the north of Saint Mathias Gulf.
This is the fifth bill out of six in the new series called "Argentina's native fauna”.
The Andean condor is the largest flying bird in the world with a majestic flight. Vultur gryphus is the scientific name. It plays an important role in the conservation of the environment as it feeds on animal waste helping the circulation of matter in the ecosystems.
Its open wings are more than three meters long; this unique characteristic helps these birds to take advantage of air currents. It can soar at above seven thousand meters even though this does not help to save this species.
In Argentina, the Andean condor is a vulnerable species according to Resolution 348/210—Resolución 348/210—of the Environmental and Sustainable Development Secretariat of Argentina. Conservation activities are done under the Andean Condor Conservation ProgramPrograma Conservación Cóndor Andino—within the frame of the Binational Program between Chile and Argentina, an example of international collaboration that has succeeded in bringing 163 specimens back in all South America.