The BCRA Has Launched the New ARS100 Banknote

The Central Bank of Argentina has launched the new ARS100 pesos banknote featuring the taruca Argentina’s native deer, which represents a Northwestern symbol. From tomorrow, December 19, this banknote will be gradually put into circulation through the network of bank branches and will be used alongside older banknotes with the same value.

The taruca completes the new banknote series Argentina’s fauna. This is the sixth and last animal of the series after the condor (ARS50), launched this year; the rufous hornero (ARS1000) and the guanaco (ARS20), launched in 2017; and the southern right whale (ARS200) and the jaguar (ARS500), released in 2016. This new series involves substantial renewal and improvement of the quality of money in circulation.

The ceremony to launch the ARS100 banknote was held today at the school N°44 José Ignacio Gorriti in León— province of Jujuy—, and was marked with the presence of Nicolás Gadano, General Manager, and Julio Pando, Means of Payment Deputy General Manager.

Like all the banknotes in this series, it has strict security features. Among other features, there is a watermark—which shows the taruca’s image and, in the lower part, the face value “100”— and a security thread within which the words “$100 BCRA” appear repeatedly along a strip.

The new banknote presents a see-through register: half of the animal's footprint printed, on the left of the watermark, fits exactly with the other half of the image on the reverse side. The intaglio printing shows a picture of the taruca and the code for the visually impaired stand out in relief. Finally, the images printed in green turn into yellow luminescence under UV light.

The main color of the taruca’s banknote is violet. Its design is that of the new banknote series. The obverse side of the banknote portrays a vertical layout of the taruca and the reverse side shows an artistic recreation of the taruca’s habitat in a horizontal position. In addition, at the bottom left-hand corner, there is a picture of a baby taruca as an element dedicated to children.

New ARS2 and ARS10 coins

Also, the BCRA adopted the resolution to issue ARS2 and ARS10coins, with the images of the silk floss tree and the myrtle tree, respectively. These coins belong to the new Peso Series called Trees of the Argentine Republic.

The ARS2coin is golden, weighs 5 grams and has a 21.5 mm diameter. In turn, the ARS10coins is also golden, weighs 9 grams, has a 24.5 mm diameter and a reeded edge.

ARS2 coin obverse and reverse design ARS10 coin obverse and reverse design

December 18, 2018

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