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About the Bank

Monetary Policy

Financial System

Payment System

Statistics and Studies

Banknotes and Coins

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Banknotes and Coins

Foto de billetes y monedasSince it was founded in 1967, the Central Bank of Uruguay (CBU) is the only institution responsible for issuing banknotes and minting coins nationwide.
It is also responsible for managing the circulation of currency, fostering the proper handling and preservation of currency on the part of the population, and when necessary, responsible for withdrawing banknotes from circulation.
The CBU includes special security features to help identify genuine banknotes.
In this section, you can view images of all the bills and coins currently in circulation, a description of their history, symbols and characters that appear on the currency, as well as a description of the security features used.