The Colombian peso is the official currency circulating in Colombia since 1810, the year in which it replaced the real, the legal tender until that date. After a series of changes, in 1871 Colombia adopted the gold standard, pegging the peso to the French franc on an exchange rate of one peso to five francs, a rate which was maintained until 1886. The convertibility of Colombian pesos into gold came to an end in 1931. Despite all this, the banknotes issued by the Bank of the Republic continued bearing their denominations in golden pesos until 1993, when a lawsuit filed by ex-senator Pablo Victoria before the State Council caused the word “golden” and the phrase “will pay the bearer” to be removed from all banknotes. With this edition of the $ 50,000-peso bill, Banco de la República pays tribute to Jorge Isaacs, author of the novel María, who has marked many generations of men and women from all over the Hispanic world since its appearance. At the end of the century, this novel exceeded 50 editions, and in 1967, the centenary year of its publication, according to Monero Furán, it was the most read novel in Latin America. And further, if we stick to the testimonies of the promoters of the Japanese migration to the Valle del Cauca in 1929, they directed that colony to the landscape they had read very young in the Japanese translation of Isaacs' novel.
|Dimensions||140 × 70 mm|
|Product Currencies||Colombian Peso|
|Series||Current Colombian Peso Banknotes|
|Text||50000 Mil Pesos Banco De La República Colombia|
|Object||Portrait,Paragraph of La María, Women, Book,Tree, Stairs, Palms.|
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