Mexico announces new family of notes

The new Mexican banknote of 500 pesos is the first of a new family of notes that the Banco de México will be introducing over the next couple of years. Each banknote will show a different period of Mexico’s history, its flora and fauna and areas that have been declarated "Natural Patrimony of Humanity" by UNESCO.

An overview (source):

  • 50 pesos: Pre-Columbian era. Foundation of Mexico City, Tenotchitlan / Rivers and lakes – Ajolote (salamander), corn, Xochimilco.  Expected to be released in the first half of 2022. Probably to be printed on polymer substrate.
  • 100 pesos : Colonial era. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Monarch butterfly / Pine and holm trees, Monarch butterfly biosphere, Expected to be released in the second half of 2021. Probably to be printed on polymer substrate.
  • 200 pesos: Independence War period, Miguel Hidalgo and José María Morelos / Eagle and saguaro cactus, El Pinacate and Desert of Altar biosphere.  Expected to be released in the second half of 2019.
  • 1,000 pesos: Revolution period. Portraits of Francisco I. Madero, Hermila Galindo and Carmen Serdán / Jaguar, ceiba and sapote, Mayan city of Calakmul.  Expected to be released in first half of 2020.
  • 2,000 pesos: Contemporary period.  Portraits of Octavio Paz and Rosario Castellanos / Magueyero bat and agave, Agave field and old tequila installation.  To be issued only if circumstances require it.
Steven Saturday 01 September 2018 at 07:39 am | | news
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