100-peso banknote

Type F
Size 134 x 66 mm
Material Cotton paper

The main motif is an effigy of Nezahualcóyotl, accompanied by an allegory to the verses "I love the song of zentzontle/bird of four hundred voices" which appear on the banknote. The allegory comprises the drawings of a zentzontle, four symbols of the word, a piece of jade, a flower and two seated men.


The main element is a Nezahualcóyotl-styled glyph vignette next to the drawing of an aqueduct from the High Temple of the México-Tenochtitlán main plaza.

The predominant colors on the banknote are red and yellow.
In circulation as of August 9, 2010.
Credits and acknowledgements

Mexico image - Tenochtitlán inspired by the work of Ignacio Marquina-Barredo, architect and archaeologist.

Thanks to José Alejandro Villalobos-Pérez.
Guillermo Saldaña / Gerardo Salinas-INAH.

Reproduction authorized by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH, for its acronym in Spanish).

Security features

Intaglio and embossing perceptible by touch Perfect register
Color-shifting element Microprinting
3D-thread Linear background
Security thread Cotton paper
Watermark Fluorescent ink