The Central Bank of Mexico has put a new 100 peso banknote into circulation last Thursday. This bill is the third in a new family of bills.

The front of the bill depicts the 17th century feminist poet and nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The 17th-century poet and nun was a belligerent person and strived for women’s equal rights, as a result of this she often clashed with church authorities.

On the reverse side of the bill monarch butterflies are depicted in a pine, oak and spruce forest.

The bill has a vertical format and unique security elements.

  • *A relief print, perceptible by touch on the Sor (Sister) Juana side,
  • *A transparent window similar to that on the existing 20-peso and 50-peso banknotes
  • *A multicolor denomination and fluorescent ink.
  • * The note is made of polymer instead of paper

The new 100 peso bill replaces the paper bill featuring the likeness of Nezahualcóyotl,
a ruler of the city-state of Texcoco in the 15th century.
That bill remains legal tender, but will gradually be withdrawn from circulation.

The issue of the new banknote comes two years after a new 500 peso bill was issued.

The fourth and fifth members of the new family of banknotes will be 1,000 peso and 50 peso banknotes.
More info on the new banknote can be found here.

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