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Frida and Diego on the Mexican 500 pesos notes

31 August 2013

From the 31st of August 2010 the famous Mexican artists Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) appear on the front and back of the new 500 pesos notes (a value of about $40).

In the bank's official video to promote the bill's anti-counterfeiting features ((available at the link below) ), two figures resembling the celebrity couple stroll in costume around traditional and modern sites in Mexico.

The faces of Rivera and Kahlo appear on opposite sides of the new bill, along with reproductions of works by them. The note has six anti-fraud features, including a watermark and relief text. In September 2010 Mexico  celebrated 100 years since the start of the revolution and 200 years since declaring independence from Spain.