Eva Duarte de Peron continues to be a strong presence in Argentine life. This time on the face of a 100 peso banknote designed and printed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of her death. Evita is the first woman in Argentine history to be featured on a banknote. For now, there will be a limited number of the bills in circulation as a commemorative issue. However, Argentina’s president Christina de Kirchner Fernandez has plans to replace the current 100 bill with Julio Roca’s image with that of Evita. The new issue comes into existence as Argentina is struggling with its inflation, currently estimated at 24%.
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