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5000 Pesos 2009, Chile

in Krause book Number: 163
Years of issue: 24.09.2009
Edition: --
Signatures: Presidente: Jose Fernando de Gregorio Rebeco, Gerente General: Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva (2008 - 2011)
Serie: Serie Bicentenario
Specimen of: 24.09.2009
Material: Polymer
Size (mm): 134 x 70
Printer: Note Printing Australia, Craigieburn, Melbourne

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5000 Pesos 2009




Portrait of Gabriela Mistral.


5000 Pesos 2009

Gabriela MistralThe engraving on banknote is made after this photo of Gabriela Mistral in 1950.

Gabriela Mistral (7 April 1889 - 10 January 1957) was the pseudonym of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and feminist. She was the first Latin American (and, so far, the only Latin American woman) to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which she did in 1945 "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world". Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences.

Lapageria roseaCentered is stylized Lapageria. Lapageria rosea is the national flower of Chile.

It is genus of flowering plants with only one species, Lapageria rosea, commonly known as Chilean bellflower or copihue. It grows in forests in the southern part of Chile, being part of the Valdivian temperate rain forests flora. The name of the fruit in Mapudungun is actually kopiw (derived from kopün, "being upside down"), which is the etymon of Spanish copihue; the Mapuche call the plant kolkopiw (colcopihue in Spanish, which may also refer to the whole plant). The flower is called kodkülla in the indigenous language.

In center of Lapageria is the sun.

In lower left corner is Antú - the most powerful of the Pillan spirits in the Mapuche mythology. Antú represents the sun and fertility.

Two security threads: Horizontally, along whole field of the banknote, micro printing repeated "Cinco Mil Pesos" over the entire length of the strips.

Bottom left is the one horizontal bar for visually impaired.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and lower right corners, in words in top right corner.


5000 Pesos 2009

La Campana National Park (Parque nacional La Campana) is located in the Cordillera de la Costa, Quillota Province, in the Valparaíso Region of Chile. La Campana National Park and the Vizcachas Mountains lie northwest of Santiago. This national park covers approximately 80 square kilometres (31 sq mi) and is home to one of the last palm forests of Jubaea chilensis (Chilean Wine Palm), which prehistorically had a much wider distribution than at present. Another attraction is the Cerro La Campana, which lends its name to the park. In 1834 Charles Darwin climbed this mountain, during the second voyage of HMS Beagle.

Jubaea chilensisJubaea chilensis (Chilean Wine Palm) is the sole extant species in the genus Jubaea in the palm family Arecaceae. It is native to southwestern South America, where it is endemic to a small area of central Chile, between 32°S and 35°S in southern Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Santiago, O'Higgins and northern Maule regions.

Bubo magellanicusThe lesser horned owl or Magellanic horned owl (Bubo magellanicus) on the tree branch.

It is a large owl of the genus Bubo found in southern South America, extending north to the central Andes.

A security thread: Vertically, along whole field of the banknote, micro printing repeated "Cinco Mil Pesos" over the entire length of the strips.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and lower right corners.


Security thread on the left side.

When the note is held up to the light a denomination "5000", which has been partially printed on both sides of the banknote, is revealed.

The obverse of banknotes, in the center left of the portraits, has a stylized image of a national symbol of Chile - corazón del copihue or Chilean bellflower. The local name is Copihue, and the image on the note usually referred to as the "Heart of Copihue".