Uruguay

Uruguay chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Uruguay chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 22-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Central del Uruguay (Central Bank of Uruguay) from 1967 to present. Published 14 February 2014.

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Uruguay new president at central bank as of 10.01.2014

According to an article on LaRed21 dated 10 January 2014, Alberto Graña took over from Mario Bergara as president of the Banco Central del Uruguay. New signature varieties may result from the transition.

Uruguay new sig/date (2011) 50-peso uruguayo note confirmed with serie E

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50 pesos uruguayos (US$10), 2011. Like P87, but new date, new signatures, series E, new screen trap pattern, and printer imprint (DE LA RUE).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Uruguay new sig/date (2011) 200-peso uruguayo note confirmed with serie E

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200 pesos uruguayos (US$10), 2011. Like P89, but new date, new signatures, series E, new screen trap pattern, wider windowed security thread, and printer imprint (DE LA RUE).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Yuri Minkin (myworld.ebay.com/yuri111).

Uruguay new 500-peso uruguayo note confirmed



500 pesos uruguayos (US$25.70), 2009. Like P90, but new date, new signatures, new screen traps, and new printer imprint (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES). Serie D.

Courtesy of Gustavo Fernández.

Uruguay new date (2011) 20-peso uruguayo note confirmed


20 pesos uruguayos (US$1.10), 2011. Like P86, but new date, new signatures, Serie F instead of E, different imprint (DE LA RUE), and different screen trap pattern at left and right edges.

By the way, the 17th edition of the SCWPM lists P86 as an exected new issue dated 2006, but I suspect this is an error as I’ve never seen this denomination dated 2006. If anyone has a 20 pesos uruguayos dated 2006, please send scans.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmail.com and Frank van Tiel.

Uruguay new sig/date (2011) D series 1,000-peso uruguayo note confirmed



1,000 pesos uruguayos (US$53), 2011. Like P91, but new date, serie D, new signatures, new printer imprint (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES), and new screen trap background pattern (compare details at right of serial number from C and D series).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Shibu Paul (www.ebanknoteshop.com).

Uruguay new 100-peso note signed by a woman confirmed


According to a Banco Central del Uruguay (BCU) press release dated 11 January 2011, Presidente Mario Bergara presented a new set of coins with designs based on native animals, and announced that a new series of notes began circulating. The notes are unique for Uruguay in that they are the first to carry the signature of a woman, Secretaria General Elizabeth Sonia Oria.

The only note depicted in the press release is the 100-pesos uruguayos (US$5) denomination, which is like P88, but dated 2011, series F, and printed by De La Rue instead of G&D, which printed the 2006 and 2008 dated notes from series D and E, respectively. However, MRI has reported that the following denominations will be issued when stocks of the current series are depleted:

20 pesos uruguayos Serie F 2011 Printed by De la Rue
50 pesos uruguayos Serie E 2011 Printed by De la Rue
500 pesos uruguayos Serie D 2009 Printed by Oberthur
1,000 pesos uruguayos Serie D 2011 Printed by Oberthur

Additional information and images are requested.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Uruguay new date (2009) 200-peso uruguayo note confirmed


200 pesos uruguayos (US$10.36), 2009. Like Pick 89, but new date, new signatures, series D, and new imprint (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES).

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Uruguay new date (2008) 50-peso uruguayo note confirmed


50 pesos uruguayos (US$2.35). Like Pick 84, but new date (2008), new series D, two signatures instead of three, and no windowed security thread. The SCWPM has reserved Pick 87 for an expected new issue dated 2006, but that's unlikely to exist and P87 will probably eventually be assigned to this 2008 issue.

Anyone interested in buying these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw them mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Banknoteshop.

Uruguay new date (2008) 20-peso uruguayo note confirmed


20 pesos uruguayos (US$0.85), 2008.
Like Pick 83, but new date, new signatures, series E, no windowed security thread, and printer imprint FRANÇOIS-CHARLES OBERTHUR FIDUCIAIRE on back.

Anyone interested in buying this note can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Uruguay new date (2006) 100-peso uruguayo note confirmed


100 pesos uruguayos (US$4.15), 2006.
Like Pick 85, but new date, new signatures, series D, and printer imprint Giesecke & Devrient on back.

Anyone interested in buying this note can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Uruguay new date (2008) 1,000-peso uruguayo note confirmed


1,000 pesos uruguayos (US$41.65), 2008.
Like Pick 79, but new date, new signatures, series C, wider windowed security thread, and printer imprint Giesecke & Devrient on back.

Anyone interested in buying this note can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Uruguay new date (2008) 100-peso uruguayo note confirmed


100 pesos uruguayos (US$4.15), 2008.
Like P85, but new date, new signatures, series E, wider windowed security thread, and printer imprint Giesecke & Devrient on back.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Uruguay issues revised 200- and 500-peso notes dated 2006

The Central Bank of Uruguay is improving the security features of its current family of notes. The first two denominations in Series C, the $200 and $500, have been issued and other denominations are to follow.


200 pesos uruguayos (US$8.25), 2006. Issued November 2006. Like Pick 77, but new date, series C, and new security features, including Pedro Figari as watermark with denomination spelled out in script, iridescent stripe with $200 repeating, and latent image of Artigas, BCU, and 200 in upper right.


500 pesos uruguayos (US$20.60), 2006. Issued November 2006. Like Pick 82, but new date, series C, and new security features, including Alfredo Vaquez Acevedo as watermark with denomination spelled out in script, iridescent stripe with $500 repeating, and latent image of Artigas, BCU, and 500 in upper right.

Courtesy of Cleophas Elmakias Schockemohle.

Uruguay new date (2004) 1,000-peso uruguayo note confirmed


1,000 pesos uruguayos (US$41.15), 2004. Like Pick 79, but new date, new signatures, series B, and printer imprint De La Rue on back.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.