Looking to provide more safeguards against counterfeits while more fervently promoting Mexico’s heritage, the treasury announced a new 200-peso bill entering circulation next month.
This bill will be the second of the new family presented last year by the Bank of Mexico, and will allude to the country’s independence from Spain.
Revolutionary heroes Miguel Hidalgo and José María Morelos will replace the likeness of philosopher Sor Joana Ines de la Cruz. On the other side, a golden eagle and a saguaro cactus, as well as the El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and the Gran Desierto de Altar — all patriotic images — are depicted.
The paper money will also contain the latest in security features such as a holographic stamp.
It’s the first change to the currency since October 2001.