Argentina 2 Pesos banknote of 1997

2019-08-29 Thu

Hobbies help to gain knowledge. Notaphily is such a hobby that will acquaint you with the numerous countries and their currencies.

Today let’s see a note from Argentina. Argentina is a massive South American nation with terrain encompassing Andes Mountains, glacial lakes and Pampas’s grassland, the traditional grazing ground of its famed beef cattle. The country is famous for tango dance and music. Its big, cosmopolitan capital, Buenos Aires, is centred on the Plaza de Mayo, lined with stately 19th-century buildings including Casa Rosada, the iconic, balconied presidential palace.

Today we are discussing a 2 Pesos banknote issued from 1997. The obverse depicts the portrait of Lieutenant General Bartolome Mitre with the replica of a handwritten manuscript from "History of Belgrano y de la Independencia Argentina" in the background to his left and the detail of the front door gate of his house to his right. The reverse features the Museo Mitre (Mitre Museum) in Buenos Aires, a museum dedicated to Argentine history, as well as to the legacy of President Bartolome Mitre. In centre right are the initials of his name; to extreme left are typical and stylish tiles set vertically; and the Argentinian Coat of Arms in upper right corner.

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