The copper one peso jacarandá and the silver five peso arrayán are set to hit the streets next week. (Credit BCRA)

If you’re paying attention, you might notice that you’ll be receiving some new coins for change staring next week. This change in your change is part of a roll-out of a new series of coins minted by the Central Bank based on Argentina’s trees.

The new AR $1 coin will feature a jacarandá and its flower and will have a copper hue that resembles a US penny.

The jacarandá will co-exist with the existing one-peso coin and will be joined by a five-peso coin featuring an arrayán, a tree commonly found in Patagonia.

The coin, which will temporarily be the highest denomination coin in the country, is slightly larger than the new copper coin and has a silver color. The five-peso banknotes that are currently in circulation will remain valid.

The new 1 peso coin features a jacarandá and has a copper hue. (Credit BCRA)
The new 1 peso coin features a jacarandá and has a copper hue. (Credit BCRA)

 

The launch is part of a new series of 1, 2, 5 and 10-peso coins that feature trees (much like the new banknotes issued by the Central Bank in the Macri era have featured Argentine fauna.) The 2 and 10-peso coins will be released in 2018.

A tree from Patagonia, the arrayán, is the distinctive feature on the 5 peso coin. (Credit BCRA)
A tree from Patagonia, the arrayán, is the distinctive feature on the 5 peso coin. (Credit BCRA)



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