Design features

Type F
Size 141 x 66 mm
Material Cotton paper

The key motif is a portrait of writer Juana de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana, better known as Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695). Complementing the image are drawings of books, an inkwell, two pens, and a library window where Sor Juana worked. The composition alludes to her writing tools in the cloister where she spent a large part of her life.


A key element is a view of the Hacienda de Panoayan, where Sor Juana Inés lived, together with an embossing of the baptismal font of the church of San Vicente Ferrer in Chimalhuacán, Estado de México. In the background there is a view of the volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhautl.

The predominant color on the banknote is green.
In circulation as of September 8, 2008.

Security features

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