Argentine argentino

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For other uses of Argentino, see Argentino (disambiguation).

Gold currency[edit]

The Argentino was an Argentine currency equal to 5 pesos oro sellado.

The 1/2 argentino coin was issued in 1881 and 1884 and it weighs 4.0322 grams. The argentino coin was issued from 1881 to 1896 and it weighs 8.0645 grams. Both were made of gold 0.900.

Planned currency[edit]

1998–2002 Argentine
great depression

Economy of Argentina
Peso (currency)
Convertibility plan
2001 riots
Debt restructuring


The Argentino was a complementary currency in Argentina announced by then-president Adolfo Rodríguez Saá on December 26, 2001 during the Argentine economic crisis.[1] It would have circulated alongside the peso and the dollar. He resigned on December 30, 2001 and this plan was never implemented.[1]

The currency was to replace the Patacón, the LECOP and other provincial bonds.


  1. ^ a b Matt Moffett; Michelle Wallin (December 31, 2001). "Argentine President Rodriguez Saa Resigns After One Week in Office". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved September 18, 2015.