Mexico’s axolotl 50-peso bill recognized as Bank Note of the Year
Earlier this month, the International Bank Note Society recognized Mexico’s 50-peso bill as its Bank Note of the Year.
The front of the note, which was released last October, features a scene from ancient Tenochtitlan, inspired by muralist Diego Rivera’s depiction, and a fragment of a famed stone sculpture showing an eagle perched on a cactus.
The backside is a peaceful scene of Xochimilco’s extensive canal system, along with a prominent ajolote (or axolotl), a critically endangered salamander native to the area.
The bill won against 20 others worldwide, according to the society. Mexico’s new 100-peso bill, which features the poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, won the honor last year.