The Bank of Mexico (Banxico) presented this Thursday the new 1,000-peso bill with motifs that allude to the Mexican Revolution, to which security measures were added to prevent counterfeiting.
“The banknote has a new design with improvements in its security, durability, and functionality features, as well as graphic motifs that represent the historical identity and natural heritage of our country,” Banxico explained in a statement.
The institution explained that the banknote is characterized by having “reinforced security measures” that make it more difficult to counterfeit, but it also has a novelty that facilitates its use for people who suffer from visual impairment or blindness. For this, four haptic lines (tactile perception) were incorporated in the upper left and right corners on the front of the aforementioned note.
The highest denomination paper money in Mexico has in its design thematic motifs that allude to the Mexican Revolution, with images of Carmen Serdán, Hermila Galindo, and Francisco I. Madero, three relevant figures of this historical period that began on November 20, 1910.
On the reverse, the new version of the banknote has on the back a design in which the protected tropical forests of Calakmul and a jaguar are observed.
The Banxico detailed that it has reinforced security elements, such as a dynamic thread, touch-sensitive reliefs, multicolored denomination, watermark and a horizontal page with increasing digits.
In addition, the reverse side is printed with inks and fibrils that glow under exposure to black light.
Who is on the bill?
María del Carmen Serdán (1875-1948) was a member of the National Anti-reelection Party, founded by Francisco I. Madero, who opposed the regime of Porfirio Díaz.
In 1913 she was part of the Revolutionary Junta of Puebla, after the coup by Victoriano Huerta, and a year later she worked as a military nurse, with Venustiano Carranza as the first head of the Constitutionalist Army.
Hermila Galindo (1886-1954) was a teacher, journalist and Mexican politician who promoted the vote of women before the Constituent Congress of 1917, to be recognized as a right in the Constitution that would be drawn up on February 5 and that currently governs in the country.
Francisco I. Madero (1073-1910) was a Mexican businessman and politician who proclaimed himself against the government of Porfirio Díaz. He served as President of Mexico until he was betrayed and assassinated along with Vice President José María Pino Suárez as a result of a coup known as Decena Tragica, which was led by Victoriano Huerta.
On November 12, Banxico presented the new 100-peso bill, in which Nezahualcóyotl previously appeared, and which will now have the image of the poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.