5 old Mexican Pesos banknote (Gypsy)

The Bank of Mexico issued Mexican Peso banknotes in 15 different denominations, including this 5 old Mexican Pesos banknote (Gypsy). They are part of the obsolete Old Mexican Peso banknotes series. The Bank of Mexico started issuing these 5 Mexican Peso banknotes in 1937. They were withdrawn from circulation in 1971.

There are two conflicting theories about who is the girl on the old $5 Mexican Pesos banknote. It is generally accepted that the picture is a young Algerian girl, drawn in 1910 by banknote artist Robert Savage, as a stock image of a Gipsy girl (Gitana). This was done in dedication to the Romani Mexicans, a significant Roma population in Mexico, most being the descendants of past migrants. An alternative theory claims that the girl in the portrait is Gloria Faure, Catalonian performing artist and the mistress of Alberto J. Pani, Minister of Finance in the Mexican Government. There is no debate about the image on the back side of the Cinco Pesos bill: Similar to the $1 dollar back side image, the image on the back is the column in Mexico City known as the Angel of Independence.

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1 MXN = £0.0000232000

You get: £0.00012

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