New 20 Peso Coin and

100 Peso Banknote

Last updated in April 2017

The new 20 peso coin and 100 peso banknote are issued to commemorate the 100[th] anniversary of Mexico's 1917 constitution. I received my first new 100 banknote yesterday and figured someone had slipped my a fake banknote.

The 20 Peso Coin

This is coin is the same size and color as the usual 20 peso coin and you probably will not even notice getting one in change or at the bank.

20 Peso 2017 commemorative Coin

"The upper rim includes the lettering “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” (UNITED MEXICAN STATES), with the national seal upraised in the center field."[1]

20 Peso 2017 commemorative Coin

"The reverse side of the coin includes, as a main motif, in the center of the field (from left to right), the image of Pastor Rouaix, congressman of the Constituent Assembly; Venustiano Carranza, head chief of the Constitutionalist Army; and, Francisco J. Múgica and Heriberto Jara, congressmen of the Constituent Assembly. In the background, there is an image of the original cover page of the 1917 Constitution of the United Mexican States and, to the right, Mexico's mint mark (M°). Surrounding this image composition, the date FEBRUARY 5 and the names PASTOR ROUAIX, VENUSTIANO CARRANZA, HERIBERTO JARA, and FRANCISCO J. MÚGICA. Surrounding this image, in the center of the field's upper side, the $20 denomination and, in a semicircle, in two lines, the years 1917-2017 and the lettering CENTENARIO DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN POLÍTICA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS (100th ANNIVERSARY OF MEXICO'S CONSTITUTION)."[2]

The 100 Peso Banknote

This 100 peso banknote was first issued in Feb. 2017. It is the same color and size as the usual 100 peso with similar water marks and you may not even notice getting one in change or at the bank.

100 Peso 2017 commemorative Note

"The main motive is the solemn act in which Venustiano Carranza, Mexico's president at the time, next to the chairman of Congress at the time, Luis Manuel Rojas, is sworn in before the Constituent Assembly after amending the Constitution."[3]

100 Peso 2017 commemorative Note

"As the main image, congressmen appear swearing to observe and enforce the Mexican Constitution."[4]

Footnotes and Notes

  1. 1. 20 Peso Commemorative Coins. Banco de México. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  2. 2. Ibid.
  3. 3. 100 Peso Banknote Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Enactment of the Constitution. Banco de México. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  4. 4. Ibid.

Photo Credits

All images were taken from the Banco de México web site.

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