A new 1,000 peso currency featuring Messi’s image has been discussed since the talismanic striker led Argentina to their first World Cup victory since 1986 in Mexico.
The Central Bank of the Republic of Argentina has reportedly been brainstorming ideas to commemorate the historic victory of the national team in Qatar ever since the thrilling 4-2 shootout victory over France in the championship game, according to the publication El Financiero.
Fans are excited to see the 1,000 peso note go into circulation, and mock-ups of the note have now gone viral.
It is explained in EF that the fact that the $1,000 bill starts with a “10”—Messi’s Argentina jersey number—is a significant factor in its design.
Messi’s beaming visage can be seen on one side of the note, and the phrase “La Scaloneta” is suggested for the reverse.
Ever since Jorge Sampaoli was replaced by Lionel Scaloni in 2018, the phrase has come to be synonymous with this group.
It wouldn’t be the bank’s first attempt to exchange currency with the national team if officials continue with their intention to distribute the note, which they anticipate will become extremely collectible for Argentine residents.
In the past, they produced commemorative coins for Argentina’s first World Cup victory in 1978.
On the 50th anniversary of Eva Perón’s passing, the former First Lady of Argentina, commemorative coins were also created.