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50 Nuevos Pesos 1989, Uruguay

in Krause book Number: 61a
Years of issue: 1989
Edition: --
Signatures: Gerente General: José Sambarino, Secretario General: Juan Cesar Pacchiotti, Presidente: Ricardo Pascale
Serie: Serie G
Specimen of: 1975
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 158 х 74
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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50 Nuevos Pesos 1989



José Gervasio Artigas Arnal. Without an inscription: PAGARA....A LA VISTA.


50 Nuevos Pesos 1989

José Gervasio Artigas ArnalThe engraving on banknote is made after this image of José Gervasio Artigas Arnal (it was taken as base image only).

José Gervasio Artigas Arnal (June 19, 1764 - September 23, 1850) is a national hero of Uruguay, sometimes called "the father of Uruguayan nationhood". During his lifetime he became a larger than life figure and with the passing of time he achieved an unrivaled position in the history of the South American nation of Uruguay.

The coat of arms of Uruguay and denomination are in center.


The coat of arms of Uruguay was first adopted by law on March 19, 1829.

It consists of an oval, which is divided into four equal sections and crowned by a rising golden sun, the “Sun of May”, symbolizing the rising of the Uruguayan nation. The oval is surrounded by a laurel branch on the left and an olive one on the right, representing honor and peace, joined at the bottom by a blue ribbon.

In the upper left quarter there is a scale, symbol of equality and justice, set on a blue background. The upper right quarter contains the Cerro de Montevideo (Montevideo Hill) with its fortress on the summit, which represents strength, on a silver background.

In the lower left, also on a silver background, there is a galloping horse, symbolizing liberty. The lower right quarter holds an ox, which is a symbol of abundance, on a blue background.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners.


50 Nuevos Pesos 1989

Palacio EstévezThe Estévez Palace (Palacio Estévez) is a building situated in Plaza Independencia, Montevideo, Uruguay, designed in a combination of Doric and Colonial styles by Manoel de Castel in 1873. It has served as the working place of the President of Uruguay and has been eventually converted to a museum, housing artifacts and mementos of the Uruguayan presidency and its office holders.

It was owned by don Francisco Estévez and his family until it was acquired by the Uruguayan government in 1880, when it was established as the working place of president Lorenzo Latorre in 1890.

After the restoration of democracy in 1985, president Julio María Sanguinetti moved the seat of the Executive Power to the Liberty Building, which had served before as the Ministry of Defence.

Denominations in numerals are in three corners, in words vertically, on the right and left sides.