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Uruguay Issues 100 and 1,000 Peso Banknotes with New Security Features

By Central Bank of Uruguay ……
As of January 24, the Central Bank of Uruguay has released new $100 (Series G) and $1,000 (Series E) bills into circulation that incorporate new anti-counterfeiting security features.

The $100 banknotes have the same security features as found on the $200, while the $1,000 notes share the same security features as the $2,000, which was released in 2016.

In order to guarantee its identification and protection, the following security features have been introduced:

On the front of the $100 note:

  • The number 100 is completed by observing it in light.
  • The thread is metallic, stamped and bears the word “Uruguay”.
  • The watermark shows an image of Eduardo Fabini, as well as the value of the bill in letters, and the number “100”, which is repeated three times.
  • The latent image is changed by the map of Uruguay and inside it, when moving the note, the value $100 appears in large size in the middle and is repeated several times in a smaller font.

On the back of the note you can see:

  • An iridescent band with the value of the denomination expressed as a number within it.
  • “BCU 100” appears on the right and “100” in the lower left corner.

On the $1,000 bill:

  • The number 1000 is completed by observing it in light
  • Hologram with the Escudo de Uruguay and the inscription BCU 1000
  • A watermarked image of poet Juana de Ibarbourou, the value of the note in letters (thousand) and the number 1000 repeated three times.
  • The latent image is changed by the map of Uruguay and within the figure 1000. When tilting it changes color from green to golden.
  • A tactile mark for the visually impaired is found on both sides of the ticket.

On the back of the $1,000:

  • An iridescent band with the inscription $1000
  • On the right, the inscription BCU 1000 in varnish
  • On the left, in the lower corner, the figure 1000 in varnish

On the website of the Central Bank of Uruguay you can access more information.

At the time of publication, one Uruguayan Peso (UYU) trades for approx. $0.035 USD.
 

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