Thinking of visiting the land of natural and manmade wonders that is Argentina? From the glaciers and peaks of the Andes, to the beauty of Iguazu Falls and the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, you’ll never run out of things to see and do in this vibrant South American nation. Exchange some Aussie dollars to ARS and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime.
As the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, Argentina is both vast and beautiful. Home to sun-soaked grasslands and icy mountain ranges, its terrain covers a kaleidoscope of landscapes. Whether you want to get swept up in the energy of Argentina’s biggest cities or explore its most isolated regions, every province has something to offer.
Of course, keeping a stash of Argentine pesos on hand is essential if you want to discover the best of the country’s sights and attractions. To get your foreign currency sorted before your trip, you can order your Argentine peso's at any of our 130+ stores in Australia.
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Coins and notes
The Argentine peso is divided into 100 centavos, with 1c, 5c, 10c, 25c and 50c coins.
Banknotes come in $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations.
Small peso coins were hard to come by in Argentina for a few years, particularly in larger cities. However, this issue has improved in the wake of the Argentine financial crisis, which wreaked havoc with the country’s economy from 1999 to 2002. Small change isn’t such a big deal these days.
Facts about the currency
- The current peso replaced the austral in 1992 at a rate of 1 peso = 10,000 australs.
- Many ATMs in Argentina only offer low withdrawal limits.
- In 1994, a coin replaced the $1 peso note.
- In 2002, a new $2 peso coin was introduced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Eva Peron (the First Lady of Argentina and one of the country’s most famous cultural icons).
- There are plans to introduce a new series of notes: $200, $500 and $1,000 peso notes will soon be added to the currency.