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Argentina 2017: redesigned coins and new denominations
« on: November 14, 2016, 07:23:44 PM »
In January 2017 Argentina is going to issue redesigned coins of 1 and 2 pesos. Furthermore the 5 and 10 pesos denominated notes will become coins. The 5 pesos coin will depict José de San Martín and the 10 pesos coin will depict Manuel Belgrano.

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Re: Argentina: redesigned coins and new denominations
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 07:29:03 PM »
In January 2017 Argentina is going to issue redesigned coins of 1 and 2 pesos. Furthermore the 5 and 10 pesos denominated notes will become coins. The 5 pesos coin will depict José de San Martín.

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Re: Argentina 2017: redesigned coins and new denominations
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 12:13:19 PM »
The issuance of the coins was planned for January 2017 but so far nobody has seen them and the Central Bank of Argentina hasn't given any information about these new coins since November last year.

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Re: Argentina 2017: redesigned coins and new denominations
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 05:59:24 PM »
The issuance of the coins has been postponed until the last trimester of 2017. The issuance of a redesigned 1 peso coin is no longer being mentioned. It is clear that the state mint of Argentina is very busy with minting the new coins as they had to put the minting of other coins up for tender.
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Argentina 2017: redesigned coins and new denominations
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 04:15:19 PM »
Royal Mint will supply Argentina with 150 million Peso coin blanks

Tuesday, August 8th 2017 - 08:54 UTC

UK’s Royal Mint will supply Argentina with 150 million peso coins, after the institution won a contract to assist with the minting of a new coin series. Announced on social media by UK chancellor Philip Hammond, the mint will work closely with its Argentine counterpart – Sociedad del Estado Casa de Moneda – to produce blanks for the new coin series.

According to Argentine media the blanks' contract is worth US$ 1.7 million. An official from the Argentine counterpart said that there was an international bid because “there are no manufacturers of blanks in the country”

However the official added it was not the only recent international bid. In effect the Spanish blanks mint, Ceco SA, was awarded a contract for the new 5 Pesos coin. The Spanish company will supply 200 million blanks in association with Germany's Deutsche Nickel company.

”The (Argentine) central bank believes the country is short of 1 Peso coins and it is also time to begin with the 5 Peso coins. The plan also includes withdrawing the 5 Peso bill”, and this despite the fact the bank is promoting a quick change to electronic money and transactions.

Apparently the Royal Mint for many years has been extending commercial and technical support for Argentina's central bank and mint plant.

Source: Merco Press
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Re: Argentina 2017: redesigned coins and new denominations
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 04:25:06 PM »
A bit old news as the UK Government already released the information last week. According to experts a very difficult contract to win.

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Re: Argentina 2017: redesigned coins and new denominations
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2017, 11:34:04 PM »
Some time ago I obtained iformation from the Casa de la Moneda and I found the designs and some technical specifications for the coins of 1 and 5 pesos.

The one peso coin will have 19 mm diameter and copper colour (copper plated steel) while the five pesos coin will have 25 mm in diameter and silver colour (nickel plated steel), both with plain edges. No information about the new 2 and 10 pesos coins.

I attach de images,
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Re: Argentina 2017: redesigned coins and new denominations
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 05:05:58 PM »
Well done, Jostein. I hope these are only rough sketches of the designs and not the final drawings.