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100-peso banknote commemorating the beginning of the Mexican Revolution

Background information

 

Design features

Type F
Size 134 x 66 mm
Material Polymer
Obverse

As the main motif, the banknote displays a locomotive transporting revolutionary troops, representing the armed movement which started in 1910. Next to the locomotive is one of the most emblematic images of the Mexican Revolution, the camp followers or the Adelita (picture from the Casasola archive).

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Reverse

The main element is a fragment of the mural entitled “From the Porfirio Regime to the Revolution”, also known as “The Revolution against Porfirio’s Dictatorship”, by Mexican Painter and Muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros. It displays armed people surrounding the Leader of the triumphant Revolution. This mural can be found in the Revolution Room, in the National History Museum located inside the Chapultepec Castle.

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In circulation as of September 23, 2009.
Credits and acknowledgements

Obverse side obtained from:
“Soldaderas en Buena Vista" ("Soldaderas in Buena Vista"). © Agustín V.
   Casasola.
   CONACULTA-INAH-MEX
   Reproduction authorized by Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and
   History (INAH, for its acronym in Spanish).

Reverse side obtained from:
Fragments of mural "Del Porfirismo a la Revolución" ("From the Porfirian period to
the Revolution"). © David Alfaro-Siqueiros.
   CONACULTA-INAH-MEX
   Reproduction authorized by the National Institute of Anthropology and History
   (INAH, for its acronym in Spanish).
   Reproduction authorized by the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature
   (INBA, for its acronym in Spanish), 2009.

 

Security features

1. Intaglio and embossing perceptible by touch 5. Microprinting
2. Color-shifting element 6. Linear background
3. Clear window 7. Polymer
4. Perfect register 8. Fluorescence