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Intaglio and embossing perceptible by touch

In all banknotes, some features in the obverse have intaglio/embossing which can be felt with your fingertips. When a banknote is new or has been hardly used, the intaglio/embossing can be felt more easily.

In most banknotes, this feature is mainly included in the text "Banco de México", in the historical figure, in the denomination number, in the mark for visually impaired people, in the denomination in letter, and in the decreasing microprinting. Cotton paper banknotes have touch sensitive intaglio/embossing in the color-shifting feature; while polymer banknotes, in the features on the clear window.

In the 20-peso banknote, the intaglio/embossing can be felt in the balancing scale; in the 50-peso banknote, in the cannons; in the 100-peso banknote, in the men seated; in the 200-peso banknote, in the books, the window and the inkwell; in the 500-peso banknote, in the arum lilly, the paint brushes and the woman; and in the 1000-peso, in the church and the bell. In the 100-peso banknote commemorating the beginning of the Mexican Revolution and in the 200-peso banknote commemorating the beginning of Mexico’s War of Independence, the intaglio/embossing can also be felt in the commemorative lettering and in the number “2010”.

In the particular case of the 100-peso banknote commemorating the 1917 Constitution, the intaglio/embossing can be felt in the historical figures, in the texts (lettering), in the denomination number, and in the diagonal lines.

 


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