This article from Cuba describes that island nation's new large denomination banknotes. -Editor
Cuban largest denomination bills, of 200, 500 and 1000 Cuban pesos began circulating on Sunday in the country, in order to facilitate transactions in
that currency (CUP) in dollar stores (TRD) as announced by the Central Bank of Cuba (BCC).
Backed by Resolution No. 4 of January 15, 2015, and published on the same date in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 3, the measure seeks to streamline
operations and reduce risk levels by avoiding the use of large amounts of money in low denomination bills.
Francisco Mayobre Lence, vice president of BCC, recently told reporters that the new notes would be put in circulation on February first but
gradually, through entities Banco Metropolitano, People's Savings Bank, the Bank of Credit and Trade and the Exchange Houses, known as
He clarified that by now they will prioritize Havana, provincial capitals and some municipalities, which is in line with the level of operations
that has manifested in certain places.
He emphasized on the need for people to learn to identify the new banknotes, which among its security measures have two watermarks, one with the
image of Celia Sánchez; the number that corresponds to them; the security thread; embossed printing, and the initials of the BCC.
With predominance of orange, the 200 peso banknote has the image of patriot Frank País and in the back an allegory of the School City July 26, and
in the 500, in which prevails the green color, has the bust of Ignacio Agramonte, and on the back a painting of the Constituent Assembly of
The 1000 peso banknote is brown, with the figure of Julio Antonio Mella and a graphic composition of the University of Havana.
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