President Alberto Fernández will head the event tomorrow at the Casa Rosada for the presentation of the new series of banknotes with illustrations of heroes. In this way, paper money will be replaced with illustrations of animals that were created during the Cambiemos government.
The start of the event is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. in the Bicentennial Hall, and as the head of state himself clarified in a recent radio interview, the issuance of a ticket with a higher denomination will not be announced. In this sense, the bill with the highest denomination will continue to be the one thousand pesos that was introduced at the end of 2017 with the printed image of a hornero, Argentina’s national bird.
The series of bills called “Animales” originated in 2016 when the Central Bank, at that time headed by Federico Sturzenegger, issued bills with images of guanacos, condors, tarucas and southern right whales in the denominations of $20, $50, $100 and $200. , and then the yaguareté and the hornero in the $500 and $1000 ones.
“What we are doing is putting our heroes and heroines, the men and women who made history in Argentina, back on the bills. With this we recover our social identity,” Fernández said last Friday.