All the peso notes in the Dominican Republic have a thin plastic strip holding identification numbers inside to help prevent forgery.
There is a hidden image that can be seen when held at a 45-degree angle with the letters BCRD (Banco Central República Dominicana).
All the notes have a special watermark of Juan Pablo Duarte, the country’s founding father.
They have the denomination on the bottom right corner raised for the blind.
The new design of notes manufactured in 2014 has the National Flower, Flor de Bayahíbe, replacing the Flor de Caoba.
The new bills are printed on quality cotton fabric paper reinforced and manufactured, especially for banknotes by a company in England, De la Rue Internacional Limited,
$50 pesos: Picture of The Catedral Metropolitana Santa María de la Encarnación, the first church in the Americas, on the front.
The Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia on the back.
$100 pesos: Pictures of the founding fathers / Padres de la Patria, Juan Pablo Duarte, Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, and Matías Ramón Mella on the front.
A picture of the Puerta del Conde on the back.
$200 pesos: Picture of the Hermanas Mirabal; Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa, on the front.
The monument is dedicated to them on the back. This, the newest bill, was created in 2007 and is discontinued in the new 2014 notes.
$500 pesos: Pictures of Salomé Ureña de Henríquez and Pedro Henríquez Ureña on the front.
A picture of Banco Central de la República Dominicana on the back.
$1000 pesos: Picture of the Palacio Nacional and the back has the Alcázar de Don Diego Colón.
$2000 pesos: Pictures of José Reyes and Emilio Prud’Homme, the writers of the Himno Nacional.
On the back is a picture of the Teatro Nacional.
Coins – All coins have the Coat of Arms/ Escudo Nacional on the back
$1 peso: Picture of the Padre de la Patria, Juan Pablo Duarte.
$5 pesos: The face of Francisco del Rosario Sánchez.
$10 pesos: The face of Matías Ramón Mella.
$25 pesos: The face of the hero of the restoration, Gregorio Luperón.
For more detailed information in Spanish go to the Banco Central website.