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“Evita” 100-Peso bill are legal tender and must be accepted, warns Argentine central bank

Wednesday, July 10th 2013 - 17:32 UTC
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Argentina's central bank has warned businesses to stop rejecting commemorative bank notes bearing the image of Eva Peron to mark the 60th anniversary of the iconic former first lady's death. President Cristina Fernandez, whose fiery speaking style often prompts comparisons with that of “Evita” unveiled the 100-peso bills emblazoned with her profile a year ago. Read full article


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  • yankeeboy

    The country that keep giving and giving.

    I seriously don't know what I would do with my day without the neverending hilarity of this regime.

    Puhleeeez take my worthless banknotes puhleeez...if not I'm telling momma.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 05:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tompaine

    YankeeboY What a loser you are . Still ragging on some country except the UK

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Yankee....seems like suzzie is back from long term care.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    There must be a deal to be done here with Venezuela and their lack of toilet paper.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    OT but WOW!!

    USA USA USA!!!
    If all goes according to plan, the soon-to-be-armed drones will work alongside manned naval and conduct both spying and strike missions. Today's landing was a pivotal moment for a development that will give the US military a major advantage in the growing global robotics arms race.


    Jul 10th, 2013 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker



    Jul 10th, 2013 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    5. That's pretty! I love military technology!
    What is very cool is this is the stuff they publish, imagine what they're working on that we don't know about!

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker


    Yes, necessity is the mother of invention. We will follow suit and you will see these on the new aircraft carriers. The new global combat ship has the ability to deploy a drone but not sure if it's this one.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Pretty soon there will be fleets of drones all over the world on the sea and land that can be deployed on a moments notice.
    All controlled from an underground bunker while basically watching a live computer game.
    So cool.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    I cannot believe that people in Argentina are reluctant to accept bank notes bearing the likeness of Santa Evita. I must say that it does appear to be “funny” money - but still!

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    The notes have printing errors! No wonder small businesses think they're phoney.

    Does the Argentine government not believe in quality control? Did they not check and approve the plates BEFORE mass printing took place?

    No wonder they are seen as amateurs by the world community.

    “To all forgers out there, print 100 peso notes, it won't matter about the quality or printing errors, that'll just make them seem more legitimate.”

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The Vice President owns the printing company...surprise surprise.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Completely off topic again as I could not think of anything to say on the above !! For those interested in military stories.
    In 1992 I had an invite to 111 Squadron's 75th anniversary at RAF Leuchars. After the flying display, I was talking to one of the pilots who related this tale. The squadron were at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus for aerial gunnery practice in their Phantoms
    The Canberra TT17 was on station towing the target drogue when the Phantom made its first pass. The pilot remembered the adage, lead your target which he did, but by far too great a margin. The shells missed by a rather large amount and were nearer the Canberra than the drogue.
    He flew up level with the Canberra and received this message
    “Phantom call sign.... Please note we are towing a target NOT pushing it!!!”

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @11 Given the huge amount of fake currency in Argentina I am not surprised people don't want to accept anything with printing errors. The worst fake note I saw was a cheap photocopy. LOL!

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 09:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    There's the joke about “how much is a 2 USD bill or Scottish Point worth?” but that doesn't bring in the collectors market. I know “you're not supposed to do this” with active currency but how much is can a decent Evita note rake in (in ARS, not USD)? Yes, I looked on ebay but that doesn't help.

    Mint condition items aside, the post-76 2-USD notes and 1-USD coins can go above face value to a collector but its taboo to use them as real money. Is the same true for the Evita pesos or is the inflation problem going to eat away at this piece of collectable seed corn? Cattiness aside, it;s a shame really.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Very interesting read on fake currency in Buenos Aires

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malicious bloke

    Give it another 12 months and they'll have another bunch of zeros penned onto them in biro. It'll be awesome.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    The rumour is that Cristina is going to be on the new 1,000 peso note!

    Seems to suit her as she does believe that she is worth 10x Evita.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 11:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    Eva Peron: Nazi, Hooker, self promoter, a lovely role model.

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 01:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    Three recent news articles caught my eye :

    1 ) Cristina has replaced the Heads of the Armed Services
    2 ) Cristina gives the military an inflation busting 24% pay increase
    3 ) Naval officer gunned down in the street in cold blood .
    1976 all over again ? You can all draw your own cynical conclusions .
    If I were a Camporista troll , I would throw my govt supplied laptop in the Riachuelo for the newly found fish to enjoy .

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    what a novel idea printing a populist on toilet roll!

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Instead of 'word of the day' toilet paper, we have 'populist leader of the day'.

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Not sure I would use a $100 Peso in the bathroom just yet but a $2 has got to be cheaper than what they're paying now.
    Elaine, I have not been in a year or so do they even have $2 still in circulation?

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    $2 bills are still in circulation, but no longer printed, I think.

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @23 I have a few scruffy ones in my stash of ready currency I keep for arrivals in the countries I visit. I haven't been to Argentina since Easter and to be honest everyone wanted dollars, not pesos.

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    They can only fit an image of her lips across the note-the rest won't fit on, and the neck has been banned so people won't openly scream in the streets.

    Jul 12th, 2013 - 01:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fred

    These bills look quite nice actually!

    Jul 12th, 2013 - 01:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ayayay


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  • yankeeboy

    Just a little note to add, Argentina is running out of tomatoes too.

    Good think the Gnocchis come with butter and creme sauce.


    Jul 12th, 2013 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Yes I read and heard that as well

    Jul 12th, 2013 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ayayay

    Barley gnocchis in soy cream. A whole new cuisine being invented.

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 06:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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