Bolivia to get new largest denomination banknote

Central Bank of Bolivia: new series includes a new 500 boliviano ($72) denomination, launching in 2018

The Central Bank of Bolivia has issued a tender for the printing of its new family of banknotes, which will include a 500 boliviano ($72) denomination, planned for launch in 2018.

It will be the first time since 1987 that the central bank has issued an entirely new series; in the past, only tweaks to denominations were made.

Governor Marcelo Zabalaga said at a press conference on May 5 that the bank was keen to integrate new security features in the new note. He acknowledged the current series

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