Banknotes and Coins | Current Issues

The Central Bank of Argentina, in its capacity as monetary authority of the Nation, is in charge of issuing legal tender.

Our Currency

Cash means banknotes and coins in circulation.

Banknotes

Executive Order No. 2,128 (dated October 10th, 1991) established that the PESO LINE would become effective as from January 1st, 1992. The parity rate was set at one peso ($1)/ten thousand australes (A 10,000).

Banknotes Chart

Name Design Issuance
$2 imagen en miniatura del billete de 2 pesos 26/11/1997
$5 imagen en miniatura del billete de 5 pesos 22/06/1998
$5 imagen en miniatura del billete de 5 pesos edicion 2015 01/10/2015
$10 imagen en miniatura del billete de 10 pesos 14/01/1998
$10 imagen en miniatura del billete de 10 pesos edicion 2016 04/04/2016
$20 imagen en miniatura del billete de 20 pesos 18/01/2000
$20 imagen en miniatura del billete de 20 pesos 03/10/2017
$50 imagen en miniatura del billete de 50 pesos 19/07/1999
$50 imagen en miniatura del billete de 50 pesos edicion conmemorativa de las islas malvinas 02/03/2015
$100 imagen en miniatura del billete de 100 pesos 03/12/1999
$100 imagen en miniatura del billete de 100 pesos serie S Serie S
$100 imagen en miniatura del billete de 100 pesos serie T Serie T
$100 imagen en miniatura del billete de 100 pesos edicion conmemorativa de Eva Perón 20/09/2012
$100 imagen en miniatura del billete de 100 pesos edicion conmemorativa de Eva Perón Serie B Serie B
$100 imagen en miniatura del billete de 100 pesos edicion conmemorativa de Eva Perón Serie AA Serie AA
$200 imagen en miniatura del billete de 200 pesos 26/10/2016
$500 imagen en miniatura del billete de 500 pesos 29/06/2016
$1000 imagen en miniatura del billete de 1000 pesos 30/11/2017

Banknotes size is 155 mm (wide) x 65 mm (long). The paper used is 100% cotton fiber with a weight of 83 grams per square meter, and no fluorescence to UV light; printing is carried out in three consecutive stages using typographic, intaglio and offset printing systems.

After five years of being launched, some changes were made to this series to improve: engraving, paper quality (90 g x m2), and the cylinder mould watermark that reproduces the portrait appearing in the same direction.

Section 3 of Law No. 25,561 on Public Emergency and Exchange Rate Regime Reform, dated January 6th, 2002, repeals sections 1 and 2 of the Law on the Austral Convertibility ordering the removal of the legend “convertibles de curso legal” (convertible legal tender) from the banknotes of the peso line.

All banknotes printed with the legend “convertibles de curso legal” (convertible legal tender) remain in circulation and may be used as means of payment.

Coins

There follow the coins that must be accepted as means of payment throughout the territory of the Argentine Republic:

Legal Tender Coins

1 cent
5 cents
10 cents
25 cents
50 cents
1 Peso Trees from Republica Argentina
1 Peso
1 Peso Bicentenario de la Primera Moneda Patria
1 Peso Serie del Bicentenario
2 Pesos
5 Pesos Árboles de la República Argentina

Legal Tender Commemorative Coins

Commemorative coins are also recognized as legal tender; these coins have been issued in limited amounts and are not easily found in daily circulation. They are listed as follows:

Coin Issuance
50 cents 50 th Anniversary of the Creation of UNICEF 13.05.1997

50 th Anniversary of the Compulsory Female Vote 30.12.1997
MERCOSUR (Southern Common Market) 24.07.1998
179th Anniversary of the Death of General Güemes 16.06.2000
150 th Anniversary of General San Martín’s Death 17.08.2000
1 Peso 50 th Anniversary of the Creation of UNICEF 13.05.1997
50 th Anniversary of the Compulsory Female Vote 20.10.1997
MERCOSUR (Southern Common Market) 24.07.1998
Bicentennial of the Birth of General J.J. de Urquiza 07.12.2001
Bicentennial of the May Revolution 04.06.2010
Bicentennial of the First Patriotic Coin 13.04.2013
2 Pesos
1994 National Constituent Convention 21.11.1994
100 th Anniversary of Jorge Luis Borges’ Birth 24.08.1999
50 th Anniversary of the Death of Eva Duarte de Peron 07.05.2004
25 th Anniversary of the Malvinas Islands Deed 03.04.2007
Centennial of the Discovery of Oil in Argentina 07.12.2007
Advocacy of Human Rights 10.12.2009
75 th Anniversary of the Central Bank of Argentina 31.05.2010
30 th Anniversary of the Recovery of the Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands 20.09.2012
Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Independence of Argentina 07.07.2016
5 Pesos 1994 National Constituent Convention 21.11.1994