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Argentine peso ley
peso ley argentino (Spanish)
Manuel Belgrano and the Flag Memorial on the 5 peso note
Manuel Belgrano and the Flag Memorial on the 5 peso note
ISO 4217 Code ARL
User(s) Argentina
Subunit
1/100 centavo
Symbol $L
centavo ¢
Coins 1, 5, 10, 20 50 centavos, 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 pesos
Banknotes 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10 000, 50 000, 100 000, 500 000, 1 000 000 pesos
Central bank Banco Central de la República Argentina
Website www.bcra.gov.ar
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

The peso ley 18.188 was the currency of Argentina between January 1, 1970 and May 5, 1983. It was subdivided into 100 centavos. Its symbol was $. Its name comes from the law number 18188, effective April 5, 1969. Its ISO 4217 code was ARL.

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History

The peso ley replaced the peso moneda nacional at a rate of 100 to 1. It was itself replaced by the peso argentino at a rate of 10,000 to 1.

Coins

In 1970, coins were introduced in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 centavos. As inflation eroded the currency's value, higher denominations were introduced: 1 peso in 1974, 5 and 10 pesos in 1976, and 50 and 100 pesos in 1978.

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Centavo

Value Obverse Emission start date Withdrawn Composition Diameter
1 Liberty 1 Jan 1970 31 Oct 1979 Aluminium 16mm
5 18 May 1970 18mm
10 1 Jan 1970 Brass 17mm
20 18 May 1970 19mm
50 1 Jan 1970 21mm

Peso

Value Obverse Emission start date Withdrawn Composition Diameter
1 Sun 1 Oct 1974 2 Jan 1984 Aluminium-Brass 23mm
5 Sun 12 Apr 1976 24mm
Guillermo Brown 1977 24mm
10 Sun 12 Jul 1976 26mm
Guillermo Brown 1977 26mm
50 José de San Martín Bicentennial 1 Aug 1978 27mm
Conquest of the Desert centennial 1979 27mm
José de San Martín 1979 27mm
1980 Brass-Clad Steel 27mm
100 José de San Martín Bicentennial 1 Aug 1978 Aluminium-Bronze 28mm
Conquest of the Desert centennial 1979 28mm
José de San Martín 1979 28mm
1980 Brass-Clad Steel 28mm

Banknotes

Banknotes were issued in the following denominations:

Obverse Reverse Value Portrait Back Emission start date Withdrawn
Argentina 1 Peso Ley A.jpg Argentina 1 Peso Ley B.jpg 1 Manuel Belgrano Nahuel Huapi Lake 30 Jan 1970 1 Apr 1981
Argentina 5 Peso Ley A.jpg Argentina 5 Peso Ley B.jpg 5 National Flag Memorial in Rosario 24 Nov 1971
Argentina 10 Peso Ley A.jpg Argentina 10 Peso Ley B.jpg 10 Iguazu Falls 1 Sep 1970
Argentina 50 Peso Ley A.jpg Argentina 50 Peso Ley B.jpg 50 José de San Martín Termas de Reyes (Jujuy) 15 Mar 1972
Argentina 100 Peso Ley A.jpg Argentina 100 Peso Ley B.jpg 100 Ushuaia 15 Feb 1971
Argentina 500 Peso Ley a.jpg Argentina 500 Peso Ley b.jpg 500 Cerro de la Gloria (Mendoza) 30 Nov 1972 2 Apr 1984
Argentina 1000 Peso Ley A.jpg Argentina 1000 Peso Ley B.jpg 1000 Plaza de Mayo (Buenos Aires) 27 Nov 1973
Argentina 5000 Peso Ley A.jpg Argentina 5000 Peso Ley B.jpg 5000 Mar del Plata 12 Dec 1977
Argentina 10000 Peso Ley A.jpg Argentina 10000 Peso Ley B.jpg 10,000 El Palmar National Park (Entre Ríos) 25 Oct 1976 19 Jul 1985
Argentina 50000 Peso Ley A.jpg Argentina 50000 Peso Ley B.jpg 50,000 Argentine Central Bank 19 Feb 1979
Argentina 100000 Peso Ley A.jpg Argentina 100000 Peso Ley B.jpg 100,000 National Mint House 1 Nov 1979
Argentina 500000 Peso Ley A.jpg Argentina 500000 Peso Ley B.jpg 500,000 Buenos Aires foundation 28 Jul 1980
Argentina 1000000 Peso Ley A.jpg Argentina 1000000 Peso Ley B.jpg 1,000,000 May Revolution 25 Nov 1981

References

  • Krause, Chester L. and Clifford Mishler (1991). Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1801–1991 (18th ed. ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0873411501.  
  • Pick, Albert (1994). Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: General Issues. Colin R. Bruce II and Neil Shafer (editors) (7th ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-207-9.  
  • Silveyra, Jorge; Lozano, Sergio; & Díaz, Oscar (2001). Falsificación de moneda. Editorial Policial. ISBN 950-9071-66-8.  

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