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Argentine peso argentino

The peso argentino was the currency of Argentina between June 6, 1983 and June 14, 1985. It was subdivided into 100 centavos. The symbol was $a. The ISO 4217 code was ARP.


The peso argentino replaced the peso ley at a rate of 1 peso argentino = 10,000 pesos ley. It was itself replaced by the austral at a rate of 1 austral = 1000 pesos argentinos.


In 1983, coins for 1, 5, 10 and 50 centavos were issued. In 1984, the 50 centavo was again issued, alongside 1, 5 and 10 pesos argentinos. In 1985, 5, 10 and 50 peso argentino coins were struck.


Peso argentino

The 50-peso coins have the text CINCUENTENARIO DEL BANCO CENTRAL (Central Bank fiftieth anniversary).


In 1983, the Banco Central issued notes for 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 pesos argentinos. In 1984, 500, 1000 and 5000 peso argentino notes were introduced. In 1985, notes below 50 pesos argentinos were replaced by coins, with 10,000 pesos argentinos introduced.

When the austral was introduced , some 1000, 5000 and 10,000 peso argentino notes were overstamped with A 1 (1 austral), A 5 (5 australes) and A 10 (10 australes), respectively.

External links

Official website of the Banco Central de la Republica Argentina (Argentine Central Bank)

Pesos argentinos coin photos

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