Mexico issued its newest banknote, a 100-peso note, on 12th November. The new note is the first of the series to be made of polymer. It is also the first with the designs in a vertical orientation.
The face design focuses on the colonial period, as represented by the figure of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, who is the most important poet and writer of Novo Hispanic literature. Her portrait is accompanied by a vignette representing a section of the main patio of the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, located in Mexico City’s Historic Center, a landmark of educational services during the Spanish colonial era.
The back features one of Mexico’s ecosystems. On this note, the temperate forest is represented, by way of the pine, oak and oyamel trees of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, located in the state of Mexico and the state of Michoacán de Ocampo. The reserve has been designated a natural world heritage site by UNESCO.
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