In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, but most particularly Italy and Spain, which provided the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents.(© CIA Factbook)

5 Pesos - P294

10 Pesos - P295

100 Pesos - P302a1

500 Pesos - P303c

1000 Pesos  - P304c

1000 Pesos - P304d

1 Austral - P323b

10 Australes - P325b

50 Australes - P326b

100 Australes - P327c

500 Australes - P328b

100 Pesos - P358d

10 Pesos - P360a

50 Pesos - P362a

500 Pesos - P365b

1 Austral - PS2612

Steven | Saturday 28 January 2012 at 10:50 am