The Government of Argentina plans to launch by mid next year the $ 2 coin, which initially coexist on the same banknote of that denomination. The Central Bank of the Republic of Argentina (BCRA) has already launched the bid to cover the provision of 300 million with blanks that will be minted.
The BCRA is responsible for analyzing and deciding the acquisition of the blanks without mint-after checking the quality of materials and price, among other factors, and then refer them to the Mint, for its completion.
The determination, according to authorities, reflects an amount that is considered essential for consumers. Thus, accompany the existing $ 1 coins, $ 0.50, $ 0.25, $ 0.10 and $ 0.5.
The idea was also by the need to replace the banknotes for a nickel for extending the life of that value. It is estimated that due to the times that are handled in the bidding process, the coins might come into service in August or September of next year. The official rate of 300 million banknotes for metal parts will be implemented from November 2011.
While still not known with certainty what the national figure who will bring new money, nor the size of it, it is estimated that the colors will reverse the $1 (the nucleus is silver and the gold selvage).
The Central Bank had already conducted emissions commemorative coins with values of two pesos $: One was in 1999, to mark the centenary of Jorge Luis Borges. In this currency, setting out the writer's face engraved on one side and the other, the Labyrinth, which highlighted his work.
In 2002, the Central Bank launched an issue of commemorative coins of two pesos anniversary of the death of Eva Duarte de Peron, which occurred in 1952, and on the obverse the profile of the political leader of Argentina, and back a print that resembled a crowd in the traditional Plaza de Mayo.
A posteriori, in 2007, the national government issued one of two dollars, in this case to commemorate the centenary of the discovery of oil in Argentina. In this award, highlighting the image of the first oil well established in Comodoro Rivadavia.
Also commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War, the Central Bank launched a special issue of two million coins of two pesos, with the aim of paying tribute to the fallen combatants.
Even in 1994, the government of Carlos Menem issued a five-peso coin in commemoration of the "National Constitutional Convention" which amended the Constitution.