Argentina unveils designs of 200- and 500-peso notes to be issued mid-2016

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According to a press release dated 15 January 2016, the Banco Central de la República Argentina intends to introduce a new family of notes, beginning with 200- and 500-peso notes in mid-2016, followed in 2017 by 20-, 50-, 100-, and 1,000-peso notes in 2017. All the denominations will feature Argentine wildlife, with a different native animal on front and the characteristic haibitat for the species on the back as follows, but to date, only the 200- and 500-peso note designs have been unveiled.

  • 20 pesos: Guanaco, Patagonian steppe
    • 50 pesos: Condor, Andean Region
    • 100 pesos: Taruca, Northwest Region
    • 200 pesos: Southern right whale, Argentine Sea, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands
    • 500 pesos: Jaguar, Northeast region
    • 1,000 pesos: Rufous hornero (national bird), Central region

Courtesy of Cleo Phas and Alex Zlotin.