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Selected title: Argentina
Explanation: Official name: Argentine Republic. Monetary unit: 1 Argentine peso = 100 centavos, New Argentine peso introduced January 1, 1970 replaced old peso at a rate of 1 New peso to 100 old peso. 1 New Argentine peso ($a) = 100 centavos, introduced June 1, 1983 at a rate of 1 New peso ($a) = 10,000 old peso; 1 austral (A) = 1,000 pesos introduced June 14, 1985 at a rate of 1 austral (A) = 1,000 pesos ($a); 1 peso (plural pesos) (Arg$) = 100 centavos. On January 1 1992, the austral was replaced by the peso at a rate of 10,000 to 1. Current Monetary unit: 1 peso (plural pesos) (Arg$) = 100 centavos

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