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Starting today, new bills of S/ 20 and S/ 50 will circulate: What are the characteristics?

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The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP) is putting into circulation new bills of S/ 20 and S/ 50 that incorporate renewed designs, motifs and security elements, within its issuance program of the new family of bills that pays tribute to outstanding characters of our literature and history of the 20th century, also highlighting the variety of flora and fauna.

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These new banknotes will be issued as of today, July 20, and will circulate simultaneously with the current banknotes of these denominations.

The designs have been produced by the English company De La Rue International Limited, which won the design competition organized by the Central Bank in which the world’s leading banknote printers participated.

The S/ 20 bill bears the impression of José María Arguedas on the obverse and the condor and the Flor de la Cantuta on the reverse. While the one for S/ 50 bears the image of María Rostworowski, the jaguar and the Puya Raimondi.

What are the characteristics of the new S/ 20 and S/ 50 bills?

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New bill of S/ 20

The predominant color of the S/ 20 bill is ocher yellow, it is printed on cotton and has the same dimensions as current bills.

Obverse:

The image of our writer and ethnologist José María Arguedas Altamirano (Andahuaylas, 1911 – Lima, 1969) is shown, a fundamental figure of the indigenous literature of Peru. Among his vast literary works, “Yawar Fiesta”, “Los Ríos Profundos” and “Todas las Sangres” stand out, among others.

On the left side, in the print-free area, is the watermark that shows Arguedas’ face against the light and the denomination in numbers within a triangle. In addition, there is the interlocking security thread that changes color from green to blue and shows moving figures when the note is turned slightly back and forth.

In the lower right corner, there is a geometric design printed with ink that changes color. As the bill is rotated, this design changes from green to blue, showing motion effects.

On the right side of the bill, below the value in numbers, is the hidden number, which corresponds to the denomination 20, which can be seen by placing the bill tangentially towards a light source.

The obverse has embossed impressions perceptible to the touch, which are located mainly in the legend BANCO CENTRAL DE RESERVA DEL PERÚ, the character, the denomination in numbers and letters and the register for the blind located on the left side edge.

Reverse:

The reverse of the bill is designed in a vertical format, and shows images of the condor and the Flor de la Cantuta. The Coat of Arms and the denomination in numbers and letters in two colors can also be seen.

The new banknotes also incorporate security elements recognizable by equipment that identifies and processes cash.

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The predominant color of the S/ 50 bill is red, it is printed on cotton and has the same dimensions as current bills.

Obverse:

The portrait of our historian and researcher of the Andean world María Rostworowski Tovar (Barranco, 1915 – Lima, 2016) is one of her most recognized works, “History of Tahuantinsuyu” in which the emergence and apogee of the Inca State is explained.

On the left side, in the print-free area, is the watermark that shows Rostworowski’s face against the light and the denomination in numbers within a triangle. In addition, there is the inter-protruding brown security thread that shows moving figures when the note is turned slightly back and forth.

In the lower right corner, there is a geometric design printed with ink that changes color. As the bill is rotated, this design changes from gold to green, showing motion effects.

On the right side of the note, below the value in numbers, is the hidden number, which corresponds to the denomination 50, which can be seen by placing the note tangentially towards a light source.

The obverse has embossed impressions perceptible to the touch, which are located mainly in the legend BANCO CENTRAL DE RESERVA DEL PERÚ, the character, the denomination in numbers and letters and the register for the blind located on the left side edge.

Reverse:

The reverse of the note is designed in a vertical format, and shows images of the jaguar and the Puya Raimondi. The Coat of Arms and the denomination in numbers and letters in two colors can also be seen.

The new banknotes also incorporate security elements recognizable by equipment that identifies and processes cash.

The details of the new banknote family

The banknotes of the new family are characterized by having renewed security elements that are easy to recognize by the public.

Its theme is focused on characters of the 20th century who have notably influenced art, literature, history and science. The theme of biodiversity is also highlighted, including motifs of our flora and fauna, for which we have the support of the Ministry of the Environment.

The new family of banknotes has the following motifs:

  • S/ 10: Chabuca Granda, the vicuña and the Amancaes Flower
  • S/ 20: José María Arguedas, the condor and the Flor de la Cantuta
  • S/ 50: María Rostworowski, the jaguar and Puya Raimondi
  • S/ 100: Pedro Paulet, the Spatula-tailed Hummingbird and the orchid Phragmipedium kovachii
  • S/ 200: Tilsa Tsuchiya, the Cock of the Rock and the Beautiful Abanquina Flower

It should be remembered that since July 22, 2021, the new family of banknotes began to circulate with the issuance of denominations of S/ 10 and S/ 100.

Source: Larepublica

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