New $200 Peso Bank Note Introduced in Mexico

Mexico's central bank introduced a new design for the $200 peso bill in September 2019 featuring heroes from the Mexican revolution movement

$200 peso banknote (2019)

As part of an ongoing program to update the current series of Mexican bank notes, the Bank of Mexico launched a new $200 peso bill on September 2, 2019, to replace the current design that was first introduced in 2008.

Design features of the $200-peso note

The new $200 peso bill is presented in a similar shade of green as the current note and features Miguel Hidalgo and José María Morelos — the two key protagonists of the country’s independence movement — replacing the scholar and philosopher Sor Juana Inés.  The reverse side of the new bill features an eagle flying over El Pinacate bio-reserve in the northern state of Sonora.

Part of a new design series

This is the second in a new series of bills being rolled-out by Mexico’s central bank.  On August 28, 2018 the Bank of Mexico introduced a redesigned $500 peso bill. Other denominations in coming years will include a new $100 peso bill; a new $1,000 peso bill; and a new $50 peso bill.  The existing $20 peso bill, that remains in wide circulation, will eventually be fully replaced by a new $20 peso coin that was launched in April 2020.

Mexico’s bank notes have become increasingly sophisticated over the years in a bid to thwart counterfeiters, and this latest series builds on advances in bank note technology.  You can learn more about the new note on the bank’s website.

It takes time for new bank notes to enter physical circulation and the current $200 peso bill will remain legal tender until further notice.  After the Bank of Mexico withdraws a bank note from circulation, genuine notes can be exchanged at retail banks for a while, and indefinitely afterwards at the Bank of Mexico itself.

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