The Central Bank of Uruguay has presented a new $50 polymer banknote to commemorate the country’s 50th anniversary of the Institution.
Security features include what appears to be a foil placed within a clear window, visible from each side of the banknote. There are also raised tactile marks to aid those with visual impairments to identify the note’s denomination.
The central bank advises that it has a strategy to issue its lower value banknotes in polymer due to the increased durability of the substrate, adding that a future polymer $20 banknote is being planned. The $20 and $50 denominations currently circulating were first issued in 1995.
Ten million pieces of the $50 banknote have been produced and will begin circulating tomorrow, on 14 September 2018.
Read the Central Bank of Uruguay press release.
Watch the Central Bank of Uruguay’s educational film of the new banknote: