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Introducing the New Fifty-Peso Bill

By | [email protected] | April 2, 2014 4:29pm

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On the 32nd anniversary of the beginning of the Malvinas War, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner unveiled a new fifty-peso bill to commemorate Argentina’s sovereignty claim over the archipelago. And just like the hundred-peso Evita bill created by the administration a few years ago, this one seems to have a beautiful design too.

The obverse design shows the Malvinas Islands and the reverse features the Gaucho Rivero, who could be a hero or a murderer, depending on who you ask.

Cristina unveiled the new bill while speaking on Cadena Nacional and said that she had already instructed the Central Bank and the Argentina Mint to begin printing them so they are ready to go out in the next six months.

According to her, the bill symbolizes “a peaceful claim, made through an element as sovereign as a country’s legal currency.” The bill has been called “an act of historic, social and political vindication of our sovereign rights.”

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Oh, and don’t expect any comments on whether the bill is a good idea, useful, respectful or whatever. I think the bill is beautiful. If you have anything good or bad to say about it, you have a comment section below. You’re more than welcome to use it.