Uruguay released new $100 (Series G) and $1,000 (Series E) banknotes on 24th January with new anti-counterfeiting security features. Security features of $100 and $200 banknotes are similar while that of $1,000 and $2,000 are similar.
Obverse of the $100 note comes with the following security features. The number 100 appears completely when held against light. A metallic thread is stamped with the word “Uruguay”. The watermark features an image of Eduardo Fabini, denomination in letters and numerical, the latter of which is repeated three times. The latent image is replaced by the map of Uruguay. The value $100 appears to be bigger and it is repeated several times in a smaller font upon moving the note. The reverse features an iridescent band with the denomination as a number in it. Other inscriptions include “BCU 100” and “100”.
On the obverse of 1,000 peso note, the number 1000 appears completely when held against light. Hologram features Escudo de Uruguay and the inscription BCU 1000. Image of poet Juana de Ibarbourou is used as a watermark. The denomination appears in letters while the number 1000 is repeated three times. The latent image is replaced by the map of Uruguay and inside the figure 1000. The colour changes from green to golden. A tactile mark for the visually impaired is present on both sides. The reverse features an iridescent band with the inscription $1000. Other inscriptions include BCU 1000 in varnish and the figure 1000 in varnish