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The Government evaluates issuing a $10,000 bill and Silvina Batakis proposes that it bear the face of Lionel Messi


The owner of Banco Nación stated that "she would do it, totally" with the image of the captain of the Argentine National Team and as something "symbolic" for the world champions.

Less than a week after the Central Bank board approved the issuance of a $2,000 bill, the head of Banco Nación,

Silvina Batakis

, stated that the national government is considering issuing a $10,000 bill and considered that it could

bear the image of the captain of the Argentine National Team Lionel Messi



I would totally make a [Lionel] Messi bill,

" emphasized the head of Banco Nación in a dialogue with

Radio con Vos,

highlighting the "need" for the issuance of higher denomination bills.

In this context, Batakis revealed that the Executive - with the President at the helm - is "

analyzing" the possibility of printing bills 

with a higher nominal value than the $2,000 bill, which was presented days ago.


cannot hide the issue of inflation behind a ticket

, so I understand that it is

something that is being discussed

," explained the short-lived former Minister of Economy of the Nation, who transcended at the time when she enthroned a controversial phrase.

"The right to travel collides with the right to jobs," she said in her brief tenure in which she also warned about the inflationary impact of traveling to Qatar for the World Cup.

Silvina Batakis raised the "need" to issue higher denomination bills.

Photo Juano Tesone

But triumph through, the look is different, The official now stated that, when defining the theme with which she would illustrate a new banknote, "she would play with something that

has to do with the heart of the Argentines

, which is a

symbolic banknote

, that has to do with the World Cup".

Regarding the possibility that the Government decides to issue a paper with a

greater nominal value

than the one

will evade the faces of Cecilia Grierson and Ramón Carrillo, pointed out: "It is an issue that is being discussed within the Executive Branch and with the Central Bank, and that

is a necessity today."

In this regard, the head of the public bank stated that a higher nominal bill

would save a lot of time

in actions of daily life.

"Banco Nación has 750 branches throughout the country, it is the bank with the most capital and the truth is that

logistics are difficult and it is expensive to maintain

," she graphed.

"Banco Nación makes an effort, but for that logistics it is good to have those tickets," completed the former head of the Palacio de Hacienda.

The idea of ​​a ticket in honor of Messi had already been the talk of social networks.


like the ones that illustrate this note

were even created .

Now the idea takes on a more formal color.

What Alberto Fernández said about $10,000 bills

A sketch of a ticket for Messi circulates in networks.

Silvina Batakis formalized the idea.

Photo Twitter @dogordo_

Batakis's words came after Alberto Fernández spoke about inflation and said that it is "a problem for the entire economy."

During an interview with

Urbana Play

, the head of state indicated that the decision to issue $2,000 bills sought

to generate less expense

in the paper money printing process, which is why he did not reject the possibility of more changes in the short term.


Nothing has been ruled out

, now we are taking out the $2,000 ones," said Fernández, leaving open the possibility that it is decided to issue bills of an even higher denomination.

Batakis did not want to advance more details than he would have found out in order to come out with Messi's version.

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Source: clarin

All business articles on 2023-02-07

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