For this week’s #Banknoteoftheday, we're going to take a look at one of our new arrivals, the #Argentina 100 pesos banknote from 2012. This colorful commemorative banknote, is filled with history, fun facts and tons of culture. Perfectly representing late Argentina and helped shape modern day, Argentina 🇦🇷 We usually will see a commemorative figure on the obverse, and on the reverse a historical landmark, statue or monument. Another distinctive feature on these banknotes is the different patterns and designs throughout the banknotes (flowers or leaf prints). On the obverse, to the center right-hand side, we see an image of Eva Peron. María Eva Duarte, commonly known as Eva Peron or Evita, was a radio and film actress, as well as a local activist. She also happened to be the wife of Argentine President Juan Peron and First lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She made a huge impact as First Lady and became powerful within the pro-Peronist trade unions, primarily for speaking on behalf of fair labor rights. She also ran the Ministries of Labor and Health, as well as founded and orchestrated the charity, Eva Peron Foundation. The charity is dedicated to women's suffrage in Argentina.
In 1951, she ran for Vice President under the Peronist nomination, catering to the labor and working class. She received a lot of support, however, due to her declining health receded her candidacy. She passed away a year later. She was given a state funeral upon her death, which was extremely symbolic considering this practice was generally reserved for heads of the state. She is known as the "Spiritual leader" of the nation.
On the reverse, there is an image of a statue of an Allegorical woman, and two small children. Allegorical statues are extreme common in Argentina, often representing liberty, family, homage to the culture and more! Security features include a Windowed "$100" security thread and a watermark of Eva Peron.
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