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    Argentine peso
    The peso (originally established as the nuevo peso argentino or peso convertible) is the currency of Argentina. Its ISO 4217 code is ARS, and the symbol used locally for it is $. It is divided into 100 centavos. The peso was also the name of several earlier currencies of Argentina.


    Argentina 10 Pesos 1954 63 VF P 270
    Argentina 10 Pesos 1954 63 VF P 270
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    Argentina 100 Pesos 1967 69 XF P 277
    Argentina 100 Pesos 1967 69 XF P 277
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    ARGENTINA 50 PESOS 2013 P 356 SERIES G UNC
    ARGENTINA 50 PESOS 2013 P 356 SERIES G UNC
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    Argentina 100 Pesos 1957 67 VF+ P 272
    Argentina 100 Pesos 1957 67 VF+ P 272
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    ARGENTINA 10 PESOS 1942 54 E PICK  265b UNC
    ARGENTINA 10 PESOS 1942 54 E PICK 265b UNC
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    Argentina 10000 Pesos ND P 281b in aUNC
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    Argentina 500 Pesos 1975 UNC Free Shipping Worldwide
    Argentina 500 Pesos 1975 UNC Free Shipping Worldwide
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    ARGENTINA 50 PESOS 1985 UNC P 314a CONSECUTIVE LOT 20 PCS
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    ARGENTINA 1000 AUSTRALES 1990 UNC P329C
    ARGENTINA 1000 AUSTRALES 1990 UNC P329C
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    ARGENTINA 500 AUSTRALES 1990 UNC P328B SERIAL A LOT OF 5 PCS
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    ARGENTINA 100 AUSTRALES 1985 1990 UNC P327B
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    ARGENTINA 100 AUSTRALES 1985 1990 UNC 5 PCS LOT P327C
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    ARGENTINA 100 AUSTRALES 1985 1990 UNC P327C
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    ARGENTINA 5 PESOS ON 500 PESOS 1969 71 A PICK  283 UNC
    ARGENTINA 5 PESOS ON 500 PESOS 1969 71 A PICK 283 UNC
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    ARGENTINA 1 PESOS 1993 P 339 UNC
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    ARGENTINA 5 AUSTRALES 1987 1989 UNC P324B SERIAL A
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    ARGENTINA 1 AUSTRAL 1986 1989 UNC P323B
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    ARGENTINA 1 AUSTRAL 1986 1989 UNC 5 PCS CONSECUTIVE LOT P323B
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    ARGENTINA 500 PESOS 1977 82 UNC P 303C
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    ARGENTINA 500 PESOS 1977 82 UNC P 303C LOT 5 PCS
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    ARGENTINA 50 PESO 1976 78 UNC P 301 a LOT 5 PCS
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    ARGENTINA NOTE ERROR UNCUT ABOVE AND DOWN 1 PESOS  UNC
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    ARGENTINA NOTE 1000 PESOS ARGENTINOS KM 317a XF
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    ARGENTINA note 100 australes RARE  327 aUNC
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    History of Argentinian Banknotes
    The Argentine Peso Fuerte, 1826–1881
    In 1826, two paper money issues began, denominated in pesos. One, the peso fuerte ($F) (ISO 4217: ARF) was a convertible currency, with 17 pesos fuertes equal to one Spanish ounce (27.0643 g) of 0.916 fine gold. This was changed in 1864 when the rate dropped to 16 pesos fuertes per gold ounce. It was replaced by the peso moneda nacional at par in 1881.

    Peso Moneda Corriente, 1826–1881
    The peso moneda corriente ($m/c) was also introduced in 1826 but was an inconvertible currency. It started at par with the peso fuerte, but depreciated and was replaced in 1881 by the peso moneda nacional at a rate of 25 to 1.

    Peso Moneda Nacional, 1881–1969
    Although the Argentine Confederation issued 1, 2 and 4 centavo coins in 1854, with 100 centavos = 1 peso = 8 reales, Argentina did not decimalize until 1881. The peso moneda nacional (m$n or $m/n) (ISO 4217: ARM) replaced the earlier currencies at the rate of 1 peso moneda nacional = 8 reales = 1 peso fuerte = 25 peso moneda corriente. Initially, one peso moneda nacional coin was made of silver and known as patacon. However, the 1890 economic crisis ensured that no further silver coins were issued. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Argentine peso was one of the most traded currencies in the world.

    Peso Oro Sellado, 1881–1929
    The peso oro sellado (ISO 4217: ARG) was a convertible paper currency equal to 1.4516 grams of fine gold.

    Peso Ley, 1970–1983
    The peso ley 18.188 (ISO 4217: ARL) (called simply the peso ley), replaced the previous currency at a rate of 1 peso ley = 100 pesos moneda nacional.

    Peso Argentino, 1983–1985
    The peso argentino ($a) (ISO 4217: ARP), replaced the previous currency at a rate of 1 peso argentino to 10,000 peso ley. The currency was born soon after the arrival of democracy. However, soon after it lost its purchasing power too after a number of devaluations which ended up with its substitution by a new currency called Austral in June 1985.

    Austral, 1985–1991
    The austral (the symbol was an uppercase A with an extra horizontal line) (ISO 4217: ARA), replaced the peso argentino at a rate of 1 austral = 1000 pesos. During the period of circulation of the austral, Argentina suffered from hyperinflation. The last months of President Raul Alfonsín's period in office in 1989 saw prices move up constantly (200% in July alone), with a subsequent fall in the value of the currency. Emergency notes were issued (worth 10,000, 50,000 and 500,000 australes) and provincial administrations issued their own currency for the first time in decades. The value of the currency was stabilized soon after President Carlos Menem was elected.

    Peso Convertible, 1992–present
    The current peso (ISO 4217: ARS) replaced the austral at a rate of 1 peso = 10,000 australes. It was also referred to as peso convertible since the international exchange rate was fixed by the Central Bank at 1 peso = 1 U.S. dollar and for every peso convertible circulating, there was a U.S. dollar in the Central Bank's foreign currency reserves. The end result of this replacement was that one peso convertible would be worth 10,000,000,000,000 (1013) pesos moneda nacional. However, after the financial crisis of 2001, the fixed exchange rate system was abandoned.

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