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all legal tender currencies in Argentina in 2024

all legal tender currencies in Argentina in 2024
all legal tender currencies in Argentina in 2024

The Central Bank of the Argentine Republic is the body in charge of issuing our currency.

Currently, the coins that continue to be used in our country are the 5 and 10 pesos, which were the last issued by the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (BCRA). However, there are pieces from the value of 1 cent.

During the 90s, 5 centavos, 10, 25, 50 and 1 peso were common, and there were no more than those. The rest of the values ​​began in bills, from 2 pesos to 100. But with the growing inflation, accelerated after 2017, the 5 peso coin was created.

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Coins of 10, 25 and 50 Argentine cents.

Coins of 10, 25 and 50 Argentine cents.

All legal tender currencies in Argentina in 2024, according to the BCRA

Currently, low denomination coins are considered forced legal tender. This means that they must be accepted as a method of exchange by the country’s businesses. And in Argentina they are the following:

  • 1 Cent
  • 5 cents
  • 10 cents
  • 25 cents
  • 50 cents
  • 1 Peso Trees of the Argentine Republic
  • 1 Weight
  • 1 Bicentennial Peso of the First National Currency
  • 1 Peso Bicentennial Series
  • 2 Pesos Trees of the Argentine Republic
  • 2 pesos
  • 5 Pesos Trees of the Argentine Republic
  • 10 Pesos Trees of the Argentine Republic

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What is the Argentine 1 cent coin like?

The Argentine 1 cent coin began to be issued on April 10, 1992 in 3 variants. Two whose composition is 92% copper and 8% aluminum, differentiated by their shape (one circular and the other octagonal), and the third with 97% copper, 2.5% Zinc and 0.5% tin.

On the obverse you can see joined laurel branches, surrounding the phrase “In union and freedom.” On the back, the face value.

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