1981-2012 | 2015-2017


5 Pesos, (2015)

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Front: José Francisco de San Martín (1778-1850), liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru

Back: South American freedom fighters: José Artigas, Simón Bolívar, José de San Martín, Bernardo O'Higgins



10 Pesos, (2016)

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Front: Manuel Belgrano (1770-1820), lawyer, politician, and military leader

Back: Juana Azurduy (1780-1862), South American guerrilla military leader

Courtesy numismatica_cameroni


50 Pesos, (2015)
Commemorates 32nd Anniversary of the Invasion of Malvinas Islands

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Front: Map of Malvina Islands (Known as the Falkland Islands to the Britain) in the white and blue colors of the Argentine flag

Back: Antonio "Gaucho" Rivero, a folk hero who led the bloody uprising against the British in the long-disputed territory in 1833

Courtesy legiox


100 Pesos, (2015)
Commemorates Madres de Plaza de Mayo

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Madres de Plaza de Mayo, in memory of mothers of those "disappeared" by the military in the "Guerra Sucia" (Dirty War) in 1976

Front: Mother; pyramid of Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires

Back: Pigeon, people, human DNA

Courtesy bank note museum


Pyramid of Plaza de Mayo

Pyramid of Plaza de Mayo

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20 Pesos, (2017)

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Front: guanaco

Back: Flowers; baby guanaco; lake and clouds over Patagonian steppe; map of Argentine Sea, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Islands

Courtesy logiox


200 Pesos, (2016)

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Front: Southern Right whale

Back: The Argentine Sea; Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands

Courtesy courtesy chatu04


500 Pesos, (2016)

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Front: Jaguar; flowers

Back: Jaguar cub and adult in stream running through forest; map of Argentina with Northeast region highlighted

Courtesy numismatica_cameroni


1000 Pesos, (2017)

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Front: Rufous Hornero bird

Back: Région Pampeana

Courtesy banknote news

1981-2012 | 2015-2017

Back to South America

Argentina is located in southern South America. Spanish navigator Juan de Solis discovered it in 1516. A permanent Spanish colony was established at Buenos Aires in 1580, but the colony developed slowly. When Napoleon conquered Spain, the settlers set up their own government in the name of the Spanish king in 1810. Argentina formally declared independence in 1816. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Argentina.




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