Posted: Aug 30, 2010 9:02 PM by Alison Haynes
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's new 500-peso bills will bear the
images of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, two of the country's
The Bank of Mexico says the bills will go into circulation
Monday and are a tribute to the artists, who were married twice and
worked in the early- and mid-20th century.
The bills will be coffee-colored and have on the front a
self-portrait of Rivera, who along with Jose Clemente Orozco and
David Alfaro Siqueiros were Mexico's top muralists in the previous
The back will have a self-portrait by Kahlo, who was known for
her tortured subjects.
Federico Rubi, the bank's director of external relations, called
them Mexico's most prestigious artists.
Five hundred pesos are worth a bit less than $50.