Colombia starts to issue new series from 31 March 2016

The Banco de la República in Colombia has announced that the first note in the new series, the 100,000-pesos banknote with former president Carlos Lleras Restrepo on it, will be issued from 31 March 2016. The new notes will be gradually introduced in 2016 and co-circulate with the existing notes.

The schedule for the new series 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

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.
Steven Friday 04 March 2016 at 2:55 pm | | news
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