Uruguay new 2,000-peso note (B553) confirmed

According to a press release dated 27 April 2016, the Banco Central del Uruguay has introduced a revised 2,000-peso series B note (B553) dated 2015 which is like the existing note (B551) of the same denomination, but with several significant changes to the security features, including denomination as registration device, holographic windowed security thread, translucent features, map of Uruguay in OVI, iridescent stripes, intaglio marks for the sight impaired. Series A notes will continue to circulate in parallel.

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B553 (PNL): 2,000 pesos uruguayos (US$90)
Black, yellow, purple, and blue. Front: Denomination as registration device; coat of arms; laurels, buff-necked ibis (Theristicus caudatus) bird, and microscope; Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga; map of Uruguay in purple OVI. Back: Biblioteca Nacional 26 de Mayo de 1816 (National Library 26 May 1816); laurels, buff-necked ibis (Theristicus caudatus) bird, and microscope. Holographic windowed security thread. Watermark: José Gervasio Artigas and electrotype Dos Mil and 2000 stacked three times. Printer: OBERTHUR technologies. 159 x 74 mm.
a. 2015. Signature 30. Serie B. Intro: 27.04.2016.



Courtesy of Arnoldo Efron (MRI Guide).