The 50 peso polymer banknote of the F family that contains the image of José María Morelos y Pavón is one of the most widely circulated.

The Bank of Mexico (Banxico), through a video, It shows you how this piece is made, which is one of the four that changes hands the most.

The most recent data indicates that in June there were 607.5 million 50-peso bills circulating, with which it was placed on the fourth most demanded banknote by the public after the denomination of 500, 200 and 100 pesos.

This magenta-colored piece began to circulate on November 21, 2006.


  • Its manufacture begins first with the design that is engraved on a laser plate.
  • The sheets and plates are then installed in the printing equipment.
  • It is one of the pieces that is made of polymer, in which the ink is printed on both sides without relief.
  • Then the bicolor butterfly is printed.
  • The next step is printing the touch-sensitive ink.
  • The pages that make each banknote unique with a letter and numbers are printed.
  • Banknotes are cut.
  • Print quality is verified.
  • Finally, they are packed and packed for distribution.