27th August 2018


Mexico Introduces New 500 Peso Featuring RAPID® and ENDURANCE™

The 500-peso note is the first denomination in a new family of banknotes with improved security features and designs representing Mexico’s historical and natural heritage. The theme of the new series is “Historical identity and natural heritage”, portraying historical scenes of Mexico on the front and national natural heritage sites recognized by UNESCO on the reverse.


The RAPID® security feature shows a set of the number 500 and horizontal lines that appear to weave in and out of the substrate.


The new 500 pesos banknote was manufactured by the Printing Works of Banco de México on Crane Currency ENDURANCE™ paper.  Banco de Mexico was an early adopter of Crane micro-optic technology having specified four denominations in 2005 which featured MOTION®.


For more information about the 500 Peso, click here.