Mexico's New 50 Peso Banknote

13 Dec 2021  Mon

The Banco de Mexico put into circulation the sixth and last banknote of the New Series of Mexican banknotes on 1 November 2021. The new Polymer Banknote is a purple-colored banknote with both the front and back sides being vertical in orientation.

The front side of the note portrays the historical period of Ancient Mexico, in particular the founding of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. The image is based on a mural by artist Diego Rivera. Also shown is the back of the monolith known as Teocalli of the Sacred War, featuring an eagle standing on a prickly pear cactus as the main motif.

The reverse side of the note depicts the country’s ecosystem of rivers and lakes through the axolotl, as well as the maize and bonpland willow trees, in the network of canals and artificial islands of Xochimilco, a cultural heritage site.

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