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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New 500 pesos banknote at México


The Bank of Mexico (Banxico) announced the entry into service of the new banknotes with the face of muralist Diego Rivera and painter Frida Kahlo. The two figures are self-portraits of the artists themselves.

In the face of the note appears as the main reason a self-portrait of Diego Rivera, who formed the great triad muralist twentieth century Mexico with Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.Al side of his face plays the painting "Girl with Calla Lilies .

On the back of the banknote, the main image is a portrait of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Rivera's wife. Together with a reproduction of "Self Portrait of the Universe." The painter was noted for creating paintings in which she herself was the main theme, while others approached the surrealist movement.

Thus, the figure of General Ignacio Zaragoza, hero of the Battle of Puebla, was displaced.

With this banknote replacement program culminates with the family of banknotes announced on September 26, 2006 by the Mexican Central Bank on the occasion of celebration of 200 years of independence, and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.

The new banknotes will start circulating in parallel with the old, which will gradually be withdrawn from circulation as they are captured by the banking system, it said.