Mexico 500 peso bill

Mexico Unveils a New $500 peso bill

 Additional security measures & new graphics…..


Last Monday the Bank of Mexico (Banxico)  will be rolling out a new 500 peso bill on September 1, 2018.  Alejandro Diaz de Leon, CEO of Banxico, stated that the new bills are designed to be easier to authenticate  as well as generate national identity and respect for the natural ecosystems in the country.

The new bill features Benito Juarez, who has been gracing the $20 mxn bill for over 20 years.  The reverse side is an illustration of the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, a nature preserve for the grey whale in Baja California Sur.

The previous $500 mxn bill sported images of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.  According to Banxico these older banknotes will be replaced gradually until they are fully withdrawn from the market, although they will continue to retain their value.  The older version of the $500 peso bill has been reported to be the most often counterfeited since it was launched in 2010.

One of the new security measures will be the “fluorescence”, which will allow the inks and fibrils to stand out under the “black light”. Additionally, there is a dynamic thread that makes the numbers appear closer and father away when the bars move. The folio will be growing; while maintaining the reliefs sensitive to touch, such as the words “Bank of Mexico”, “Five hundred pesos”, lines and contours of the character.


México lanza un nuevo billete de $ 500 pesos

Medidas de seguridad adicionales y nuevas imágenes. . .

El lunes pasado el Banco de México (Banxico) informó que el 1º de septiembre del presente año, lanzará un nuevo billete de 500 pesos. Alejandro Díaz de León,  Director General de Banxico, declaró que los nuevos billetes están diseñados teniendo en mente una manera sencilla de validarlos así como para crear una identidad nacional y respeto por los ecosistemas naturales de país.


En el billete nuevo aparece Benito Juárez quien durante más de 20 años ha figuró en el billete de $20 pesos. Al reverso aparece una imagen de la Reserva de la Biosfera El Vizcaíno, una reserva natural de la ballena gris en Baja California Sur.


El billete anterior de $500 pesos mostraba imágenes de Diego Rivera y de Frida Kahlo. De acuerdo a Banxico, éstos billetes se sustituirán de manera gradual conforme se les retira del mercado, pero conservarán su valor. Se ha informado que la versión más falsificada de billetes de $500 pesos es la anterior que fuera lanzada en el año 2010.


Una de las nuevas medidas de seguridad es la “fluorescencia” que permite que las tintas y las fibrillas resalten bajo la luz negra. Cuentan también con un hilo dinámico que hace que los números aparezcan más cerca y más lejos conforme se mueven las barras. El folio ira aumentando, en tanto los relieves se mantendrán sensibles al tacto tales como las palabras “Banco de México, “quinientos pesos”, las líneas y las siluetas de los símbolos.

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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