Argentina – new 100 pesos 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.

Source: Banco Central de la República Argentina

Argentina – new ARS 2 and ARS 10 coins


The BCRA puts into circulation ARS2 and ARS10 coins which feature a silk floss tree and a calden tree, respectively. These coins complete the Peso Series Trees of the Argentine Republic. The coins of this Series will be used alongside older coins and banknotes with the same value. The new coin series is part of the plan to standardize currency in circulation implemented through different measures such as the launch of ARS20, ARS200, ARS500, and ARS1000 banknotes; the creation of an electronic platform for interbank exchange of banknotes, and the destruction of damaged banknotes.

Specifications

  • – It is striken in brass-plated plated steel in a golden color.
  • – Its diameter is 21.5 mm and it weighs 5 g.
  • – It has a plain edge.
  • – The center displays a silk floss tree, exhibiting its bottle-shaped trunk as its most noticeable characteristic feature. The upper arch reads “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” (ARGENTINE REPUBLIC) while the lower arch reads “PALO BORRACHO” (“SILK FLOSS TREE”).
  • – The silhouette of a flower from the silk floss tree appears on the left on the reverse side. The lower arch reads “EN UNION Y LIBERTAD” (“IN UNION AND LIBERTY”). The upper arch contains the year of coinage “2018” The phrase “2 PESOS” is shown on the upper right side in reference to Argentina’s Northeast region, where the tree grows.

Specifications

  • – It is striken in alpaca and has a golden color.
  • – Its diameter is 20 mm and it weighs 4.3 g.
  • – It has a reeded edge.
  • – The center displays a stylized image of a calden tree, a species native to Argentina, with a rounded and wide top. The upper arch reads “REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA” (“ARGENTINE REPUBLIC”) while the lower arch reads “CALDÉN” (“CALDEN”), the common tree name.
  • – The reverse side displays the silhouette of a flower containing the face value in micro-sized numbers and calden tree leaves. The upper arch reads “EN UNIÓN Y LIBERTAD” (“IN UNION AND LIBERTY”) and the lower arch shows the year of coinage “2018”. The “10 PESOS” denomination is placed at the center as a metaphor for the central region in Argentina where the tree grows.

Source: Banco Central de la República Argentina