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Argentine Peso (ARS)

The Argentine Peso is the primary currency of Argentina. This currency is used by an estimated 44,494,502 people. Based on our estimate, Argentine Peso is the #28 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Argentine Peso is "ARS". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 32. The currency symbol for the Peso is "$".

Argentine Peso conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

ARS Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Argentine Peso is Argentina.

There are approximately 44,494,502 people around the world who use the Argentine Peso. The Argentine Peso is the #28 most used widely currency is the world.

44,494,502 user population
Ranked #28 in the world

ARS Exchange Rates

1 Argentine Peso equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: $40.36


Inverse: $70.57
British Pound


Inverse: $80.47
Indian Rupee


Inverse: $0.85
Japanese Yen


Inverse: $0.60
US Dollar


Inverse: $65.075

† Rates last updated at 54 minutes ago

‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions

ARS Currency Facts

ARS Details

ISO 4217 CodeARS
ISO 4217 Number32
Unit NamePeso
Currency NicknamesN.a.

ARS Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotes$2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used Coins$1, $2, 5, 10, 25, 50
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

ARS Issuance

Central BankCentral Bank of Argentina
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population44,494,502 people
Population Rank#28
ARS Inflation RateN.a.
Inflation RankN.a.

† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.

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2020 ARS Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Central Bank of Argentina. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Argentine Peso may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Carnival Monday February 24, 2020 Closed
Carnival Tuesday February 25, 2020 Closed
Truth and Justice Day March 24, 2020 Closed
Malvinas Islands Memorial April 2, 2020 Closed
Holy Thursday April 9, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 10, 2020 Closed
Workers' Day May 1, 2020 Closed
National Holiday May 25, 2020 Closed
Martin Miguel de Guemes Day June 15, 2020 Closed
Flag Day June 20, 2020 Closed
Independence Day July 9, 2020 Closed
Anniversary of the Death of General San Martin August 17, 2020 Closed
Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity October 12, 2020 Closed
Bank Holiday November 6, 2020 Closed
National Sovereignty Day November 23, 2020 Closed
Immaculate Conception December 8, 2020 Closed
Christmas Eve December 24, 2020 Partial Day
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed
Last Business Day of the Year December 31, 2020 Partial Day

ARS Currency History

The Argentine Peso was created in January 1992. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Argentine Peso.

Currency Active Replaced By
Argentine peso ley (ARL) January 1970 to May 1983 ARP
Argentine peso argentino (ARP) June 1983 to June 1985 ARA
Argentine austral (ARA) June 1985 to December 1991 ARS