This is the new 20 peso bill, now in circulation

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Since this Friday, the Bank of Mexico put into circulation the new 20-peso bill that commemorates the Bicentennial of the Consummation of Independence

Mexico.-  The new 20 peso bill that commemorates the Bicentennial of the Consummation of Independence is already in circulation and here we present all its characteristics.

The obverse of the banknote consists of a fragment of the artistic work on the entrance of the Ejército de las Tres Garantías on September 27, 1821, by an anonymous author and which is part of the collection of the National Museum of History, Castle Chapultepec.

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The governor of the central bank, Alejandro Díaz de León, highlighted the characteristics of the banknote, which in addition to presenting greater security measures and having characteristics that allow it to be better identified by people with visual impairment, is the first with a mixed design, with a horizontal side and vertical side.

On the obverse of the new 20-peso bill, it can be read: “The solemn and peaceful entry of the Army of the Three Guarantees to Mexico City on September 27 of the memorable year of 1821.”

On the reverse side, the new banknote, which is dominated by red and green,  pays tribute to a mangrove in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. The fauna of the red mangrove is represented by the crocodile and the chocolate heron.

The security features of the new 20 peso bill are:

  • Touch-sensitive reliefs
  • Linear backgrounds
  • Multicolor denomination
  • Polymer
  • Color change element
  • Flourencence
  • Transparent window

The Bank of Mexico made a microsite available to the general public on its website, with information on the new family of banknotes and the new 20-peso banknote, commemorating the Bicentennial of National Independence. For more details, see the portal www.banxico.org.mx .

Mexico Daily Post