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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.


    2311 Argentina Banco Argentino 1 2 real 1873 SPECIMEN 00000 AV+RV RARE
    2311 Argentina Banco Argentino 1 2 real 1873 SPECIMEN 00000 AV+RV RARE
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    2317 Argentina TRIAL PRINT 500 pesos 1935
    2317 Argentina TRIAL PRINT 500 pesos 1935
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    ARGENTINA  50 MONEDA NACIONAL P 271 SERIE B COND XF VF B 2005
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    ARGENTINA 13 MISC NOTES UNC SEE DESC MOST WITH SAN MARTIN YOUNG AND OLD
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    ARGENTINA 2 1 PESO NOTES P260b  P263b BOTH XF 1952 6 JUSTICE W SWORD  SCALE
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    ARGENTINA REPLACEMENT NOTE 5000 AUSTRALES 1989 P 330c XF
    ARGENTINA REPLACEMENT NOTE 5000 AUSTRALES 1989 P 330c XF
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    ARGENTINA REPLACEMENT NOTE 5 PESOS 2011 DEL PONT COBOS P 353 UNC
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    ARGENTINA BANCO NACIONAL NOTE 1 PESO 01011883 P S676
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    ARGENTINA BANCO NACIONAL NOTE 25 CENTAVOS FUERTES 1873 P S645 RARE
    ARGENTINA BANCO NACIONAL NOTE 25 CENTAVOS FUERTES 1873 P S645 RARE
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    ARGENTINA JUJUY NOTE EMERGENCY 10 AUSTRALES 1986 SIGN APARICI C 015
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    ARGENTINA MENDOZA NOTE 1 PESO 1901 SERIAL B P S2075
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    ARGENTINA 10 PESOS  1970 1973  UNC P 289 B SERIAL
    ARGENTINA 10 PESOS 1970 1973 UNC P 289 B SERIAL
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    Set of 2 Argentina Banknote
    Set of 2 Argentina Banknote
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    ARGENTINA 1 PESO ND 1952 1955 P 260
    ARGENTINA 1 PESO ND 1952 1955 P 260
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    ARGENTINA 1 PESO ARGENTINO ND 1970 73 P 287
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    ARGENTINA 1 PESO ARGENTINO ND 1983 84 P 311
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    ARGENTINA 5 PESOS ND 1983 84 P 312
    ARGENTINA 5 PESOS ND 1983 84 P 312
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    ARGENTINA  P 245c  10 Pesos  L1935  XF
    ARGENTINA P 245c 10 Pesos L1935 XF
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    ARGENTINA 10 PESOS ND 1973 76 P 295
    ARGENTINA 10 PESOS ND 1973 76 P 295
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    ARGENTINA 10 PESOS ARGENTINOS ND 1983 84 P 313
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    ARGENTINA 100 PESOS ND 1983 85 P 315 Chinese Training Note Reduced Size
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    ARGENTINA MITRE SAN MARTIN BELGRANO 2 5 10 PESOS AUTHENTIC
    ARGENTINA MITRE SAN MARTIN BELGRANO 2 5 10 PESOS AUTHENTIC
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    ARGENTINA SARMIENTO 50 PESOS AUTHENTIC
    ARGENTINA SARMIENTO 50 PESOS AUTHENTIC
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    ARGENTINA 2012 EVA PERON 100 PESOS AUTHENTIC
    ARGENTINA 2012 EVA PERON 100 PESOS AUTHENTIC
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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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