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200-peso banknote commemorating the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence

Background information

 

Design features

Type F
Size 141 x 66 mm
Material Cotton paper
Format Vertical
Obverse

The main motif in the front of the banknote is the image of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla with a banner, which later on became the flag of the rebel army. This image was taken from the art work done by Jesus Enrique Emilio De La Helguera Espinoza entitled “Don Miguel Hidalgo”; which represents the beginning of the War of Independence.

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Reverse

The main element is the Independence Angel, presently located in Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, and next to it there is a stylish image of the shining Phrygian cap as the symbol of freedom. This image has been used in numerous occasions in the metal coins of the Independent Mexico.

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

Obverse side obtained from:
"Don Miguel Hidalgo". © Jesús Enrique Emilio de la Helguera-Espinoza.

Reverse side obtained from:
"Columna de la Independencia" ("Mexico’s Independence Monument)"
     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. Folio numbers  9.  Fluorescence
2. Color-shifting element 6. Microprinting    
3. Watermark 7. Linear background    
4. Perfect Register 8. Cotton paper