Saturday, January 17, 2015

New High-Denomination Banknotes to Circulate in Cuba

The Central Bank of Cuba (CBC) will put into circulation high-denomination banknotes from next February 1st with a value of 200, 500 and 1000 Cuban pesos (CUP).

All notes are 150 x 70 mm and dated 2010.

The front of the 200 Peso note features a portrait of Frank País (1934-1957), Cuban revolutionary who campaigned for the overthrow of General Fulgencio Batista's government in Cuba. The back shows City School 26 July.

The front of the 500-peso note features a portrait of Ignacio Agramonte (1842-1873), Cuban revolutionary, who played an important part in the Ten Years' War. The back shows an image of the Constituent Assembly Guáimaro.

The front of the 1,000-peso note features a portrait of Julio Antonio Mella (1903-1929), founder of the "internationalized" Cuban Communist Party. The back shows a view of the University of Havana.

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