Banknotes

Banknotes and coins in the process of being withdrawn from circulation continue to be legal tender. This means that their face value is the denomination stated. However, by Banco de México’s resolution, they are withdrawn from circulation by commercial banks. This means that these banknotes and coins are valid for commercial and exchange transactions but, when they arrive to commercial banks, they are set apart to be deposited in Banco de México and will no longer be handed out to the public.

Banknotes belonging to the B-type entered circulation in 1993 and have design features similar to those of A-type banknotes. They are denominated in “new pesos”. A “new peso” is equivalent to 1000 pesos of the previous monetary unit.

Banknotes belonging to the C-type entered circulation in 1994 and have design features similar to those of B-type banknotes. They are denominated in “new pesos.” A “new peso” is equivalent to 1000 pesos of the previous monetary unit.

Banknotes belonging to the D-type entered circulation in 1996 to conclude the change of monetary unit. These banknotes have design features similar to those of C-type banknotes. However, they are denominated in “Pesos” of the currently valid monetary unit. The banknotes commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Banco de México correspond to this type, but they entered circulation in 2000. Their date of issue is August 25, 2000, and they feature the legend “75 Aniversario 1925-2000” (75th Anniversary 1925-2000), below the legend “Banco de México”, on the front of the banknote.

Banknotes belonging to the D1-type have similar design features to those of D-type banknotes but include new security features. The 50-, 100-, 200-, and 500-peso denominations entered circulation in 2001. The 20-peso banknote was the first polymer banknote and it entered circulation in 2002. The 1000-peso banknote entered circulation in 2004.

F-type banknotes differ in terms of security features, colors, and sizes. Each denomination has a different size. The 1000-peso banknote was put into circulation in 2008.

Coins

Metallic coins belonging to the B-type entered circulation in 1993. They have design features different from those of A-type coins and are denominated in “new pesos.” A “new peso” is equivalent to 1000 pesos of the previous monetary unit.

The metallic coins belonging to the C-type entered circulation in 1996 to conclude with the change of monetary unit. They are denominated in “Pesos” of the currently valid monetary unit and have features similar to those of the B-type.

The following denominations of these type of coins are currently in the process of being withdrawn from circulation.