Mexican 5000 Pesos banknote of 1987

13 Sep 2019  Fri

Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres, Mexico is the fourth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. Mexico is regarded as one of the cradles of civilisation. It was home to many advanced Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Olmec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Maya, and Aztec before first contact with Europeans.

The Mexican Peso is the official currency of Mexico. The Mexican peso is the 10th most traded currency in the world, the third most traded currency from America (after the United States dollar and Canadian dollar), and the most traded currency from Latin America.

Today we are looking at a 5000 Pesos banknote issued in 1987. This note depicts the Martyred Mexican Cadets of the American-Mexican War of 1947-48. The obverse depicts the martyred cadets from Chapultepec Castle who refused to surrender to American troops. The Cadets shown on the obverse are the Los Ninos Heroes, from the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847: Lieutenant Juan De La Barrera and cadets: Vicente Suarez, Juan Escutia, Fernando M. De Oca, Francisco Marquez, Agustin Melgar and Mexican flags.

The reverse shows Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec). This banknote was issued in colour variants. One issued in 1983 and the other in 1987. Though the design is same, the colours of the banknote differs.

Image Courtesy: Roberts World Money

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