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Specimen commemorating the twentieth anniversary of Banco de México's Banknote Factory

With the manufacture of this banknote, Banco de México recognizes the work of Don Rodrigo Gómez y Gómez, Director of the Mexican Central Bank from December 1952 to August 14, 1970, and founder of the Banknote Factory.

 
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Specimen commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of Banco de México Banknote Factory

The front shows the bust of engineer Fausto Urencio, one of the founders of Banco de México Banknote Factory. Complementary motifs on the front of this banknote are various pre-Hispanic themes, which are also shown on the back.

 
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Specimen commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of Banco de México Banknote Factory

With an unusual vertical design, this specimen shows, on the front, a view of Banco de México´s Legaria Complex, with the facade of the Banknote Factory in the foreground and the Cashier´s building in the background; at the same time, inscriptions and the logotype of the Banknote Factory are shown. On the back, in a spiral, the evolution of payment media in Mexico is represented: from cacao to the more recent note issues printed by the Banknote Factory itself; in the center of the spiral, a detail of the first banknote printed by the Factory can be seen.

 
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Specimen commemorating the thirty-fifth anniversary of Banco de México Banknote Factory

This is the least ornate specimen in the series, and at the same time, the one which was least minted. Its front shows the Banco de México Banknote Factory main building.

 
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Specimen commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of Banco de México

The front of the specimen shows the moment when General Plutarco Elías Calles, at that time President of the Republic, signed the act creating Banco de México; in the center, the sculptural group that frames the access to the main building of the Bank itself. On the back, the main building of the Bank stands out, framed by two reclining figures from the ceiling of the main hall of the same building. Diverse backgrounds and representations of the logotype of the Bank complement the front and back designs.

 
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Specimen dedicated to Mr. Miguel Mancera Aguayo

Director and First Governor of Banco de México, from March 17, 1982 to December 1997, whose bust appears as the key motif on the front; in the background, the main building of the Bank. The back shows a sketch of the banking hall of Banco de México and the door of the main vault in the same building.

 
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