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Changes to Argentinian Currency Set for October

Changes Argentinian Currency Set for October

Thursday May 25, 2017

Changes Argentinian Currency Set for October

Changes to the Argentinian currency are set for this upcoming October. The most notable of these changes is that the largest denomination of a bill will raise from 500 pesos to 1,000 pesos.

The 1,000 peso bill will contain a design of the horneo bird, Argentina´s national emblem. The decision to include the horneo bird on the note is part of a greater effort by the Macri administration to depoliticize all bank notes by replacing images of political leaders with images of different animals native to Argentina on the bills.

This change will also be reflected in the new 20 peso bill, which will now include a guanaco. (more…)