On Oct. 27, the Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) issued a new banknote with a denomination of 200 Argentine pesos (about $17.61 Cdn.) and a depiction of a southern right whale (Eubalaena australis).
It’s the second note of a new series entitled “Indigenous Animals Argentina,” which uses vertical design on the obverse side to raise awareness about environmental preservation. The series’ first note, released in June, featured a jaguar (Panthera onca) and had a denomination of 500 Argentine pesos.
The front of the note, which is viewed vertically, presents a portrait of the southern right whale; on the reverse, which is viewed horizontally, is an artistic recreation of the whale’s characteristic habitat. In addition, in the lower-left corner is a Franca Austral whale.
“It is the intention of the Central Bank of Argentina that the national currency … contributes to the union of citizens in the task of honoring our country, our wildlife and to strengthen the commitment of all the means atmosphere with joy and life,” said BCRA President Federico Sturzenegger.