How to recognize if one of the new 100 peso bills is real or fake

How to recognize if one of the new 100 peso bills is real or fake

Red and with the poet Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz emblazoned on the obverse, the new 100-peso bill, which was put into circulation since November 2020, has several characteristics and security elements that are important to know to avoid being surprised with forgeries.

For this reason, the Banco del Bienestar recalled which are the security measures that Mexican citizens will have to observe when one of these reaches their hands. The main ones are the following.

* Transparent window: space characterized by being transparent with an arch and butterflies that change their tone when moving the paper money. Also, the number 100 figure also in relief.

* Multicolor denomination: it is the element that also changes color when tilted.

* Folio: it is located in the upper left part of the bill vertically with increasing digits.

* Reliefs sensitive to the touch: it is the impression that is felt to the touch. The banknote also contains the texts “Banco de México” (A) and “One hundred pesos” (B).

The banknotes have certain characteristics.

According to the Bank of Mexico (Banxico), in it obverse from the piece of 100, the historical process of the Colony is represented with Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the most important poet and writer of New Spain literature.

The effigy of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz is accompanied by a vignette that represents a fragment of the main courtyard of the Old College of San Ildefonso, located in the Historic Center of Mexico City, emblematic site of educational work during New Spain.

While in his reverso, the temperate forest ecosystem is represented with pine, oak and fir trees, in the Biosphere Reserve Monarch butterfly, located in the states of Mexico and Michoacán de Ocampo, and recognized by UNESCO as a natural heritage of humanity.

It is important to note that the Bank of Mexico updates the banknotes from time to time for various reasons, such as maintaining the security of the banknotes by making them more difficult to counterfeit, continually satisfying user requirements and increasing the durability of the banknotes in circulation.

For these reasons, it is important to take into account the main elements of the banknotes, either to collect them or buy them online.

In Mexico, valuable bills and coins circulate on the internet at incredible prices, since they are offered at more than 1,000 pesos, ideal for collectors or simply as a souvenir of a celebration considered important for the country.

Several tickets are offered on the internet in thousands of pesos. (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Several tickets are offered on the internet in thousands of pesos.

Such is the case of the 200 peso commemorative bill of the Bicentennial of Independence, which was presented by the Bank of Mexico (Banxico) in 2010. It is a piece that shows on its obverse the image of Miguel Hidalgo and Rib with a banner.

While on its reverse it shows the figure of the Angel of Independence, accompanied by a stylization of a resplendent Phrygian cap as a symbol of freedom, used for many years in the metallic coins of independent Mexico.

The so-called paper money is offered on the free market platform at prices ranging from more than 1,000 pesos to 15,000 pesos.

But it is not the only case, since the pleasure of buying and selling has always been done. For example, the 100-peso bill with the image of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz that Banxico authorized to put into circulation since last November, to date is also offered for up to 15,000 pesos.

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