Colombia to issue new series of banknotes in 2016

The Banco de la República in Colombia has announced plans to issue a whole new series of banknotes including a new 100,000-pesos banknote. The new notes will be gradually introduced in 2016 and co-circulate with the existing notes.

The design and denominations are the following:

  • 2,000 pesos: Painter Débora Arango, with Caño Cristales River on the back.
  • 5,000 pesos: Poet José Asunción Silva, with a view of the "páramos colombianos," an eco-system on the back.
  • 10,000 pesos: Antropoligist Virginia Gutiérrez, with the Amazonian forest on the back.
  • 20,000 pesos: Former president Alfonso López Michelsen, with canales de La Mojana, and a "sombrero vueltiao" which is a traditional hat.
  • 50,000 pesos: Writer Gabriel García Márquez, with "Ciudad Perdida" on the back.
  • 100,000 pesos Former President Carlos Lleras Restrepo, with Valle del Cocora and "Palma de cera" which is the national tree of Colombia.

The schedule for the introduction of the new notes is:

  • 1st quarter of 2016: 100,000 pesos
  • 2nd quarter of 2016: 20,000 pesos
  • 3rd quarter of 2016: 50,000 pesos
  • 4th quarter of 2016: 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 pesos

A video (in Spanish) presenting the new family of notes:

Steven Monday 28 September 2015 at 4:14 pm | | news
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