Argentine peso argentino

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Argentine peso argentino
peso argentino  (Spanish)
ISO 4217 code ARP
Central bank Banco Central de la República Argentina
 Website www.bcra.gov.ar
User(s) Argentina
Subunit
 1/100 centavo
Symbol $a
centavo ¢
Coins 1, 5, 10, 50 centavos, 1, 5, 10, 50 pesos
Banknotes 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10 000 pesos
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

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.

History[edit]

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.

Coins[edit]

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.

Centavo[edit]

Value Obverse Emission start date Withdrawn Composition Diameter
1 Liberty 1 Jun 1983 19 Jul 1985 Aluminium 17 mm
5 Liberty 1 Jun 1983 19 Jul 1985 Aluminium 18 mm
10 Liberty 1 Jun 1983 19 Jul 1985 Aluminium 19 mm
50 Liberty 1 Jun 1983 19 Jul 1985 Aluminium 20 mm

Peso argentino[edit]

Value Obverse Emission start date Withdrawn Composition Diameter
1 National Congress 6 Jul 1984 19 Jul 1985 Aluminium 23 mm
5 Buenos Aires Cabildo 3 Dec 1984 31 Jul 1991 Brass 20 mm
10 House of Tucumán 3 Dec 1984 31 Jul 1991 Brass 21 mm
50 Liberty 31 May 1985 31 Jul 1991 Aluminium-Bronze 22 mm

The 50-peso coins have the text Cincuentenario del Banco Central ("Central Bank fiftieth anniversary").

Banknotes[edit]

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.

Value Portrait Back Emission start date Withdrawn
1 José de San Martín Nahuel Huapi Lake 1 Jun 1983 19 Jul 1985
5 José de San Martín National Flag Memorial in Rosario 1 Jun 1983 31 May 1987
10 José de San Martín Iguazu Falls 1 Jun 1983 31 May 1987
50 José de San Martín Termas de Reyes (Jujuy) 1 Jun 1983 31 May 1987
100 José de San Martín Ushuaia 1 Jun 1983 31 May 1987
500 José de San Martín Meeting before May Revolution 22 May 1984 31 May 1987
1000 José de San Martín Crossing of the Andes 31 Oct 1983 30 Nov 1987
5000 Juan Bautista Alberdi Constitutional conference of 1853 29 Nov 1984 30 Nov 1987
10,000 Manuel Belgrano Creation of the national flag 3 Apr 1985 30 Nov 1987

When the austral was introduced (June 15, 1985), 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.

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