Dominican Republic 1000 Pesos Oro banknote 2011

Dominican Republic currency 1000 Pesos Oro banknote 2011 National Palace of the Dominican Republic in Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic money 1000 Pesos Oro banknote 2011 Alcazar de Don Diego Colon

Currency of the Dominican Republic 1000 Pesos Oro banknote 2011
Central Bank of the Dominican Republic - Banco Central de la República Dominicana
Dominican Republic Banknotes - Dominican Republic Paper Money

Obverse: Engraved vignette showing the front facade of the National Palace of the Dominican Republic in Santo Domingo, with its entrance steps and gardens, located on the right-hand side of the banknote. Seal of the Central Bank of the Republic & Blossoms of the Mahogany Tree, La caoba (Swietenia mahagoni) at center. Red and deep lilac on multicolored underprint. Denominations are in top and lower right corners.
Signatures: Hector Valdez Albizu (Gobernador del Banco Central) and Vicente Bengoa (Secretario de Estado de Finanzas).

Reverse: Vignette of the front facade of Alcazar de Don Diego Colon (Columbus Alcazar), located on the left-hand side of the banknote. Blossoms of the Mahogany Tree, La caoba (Swietenia mahagoni) at center. Denominations are lower left and top right.

Printer: Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), Munich Germany.
Dimensions: 156 x 67 mm.

1. Latent Image (hidden): The effect of this image is created through the process of Intaglio printing.  The shadows caused by microscopic channeling and slots create an image that is only perceivable when observed under a light, at a 45-degree angle.
2. Signage for the Visually Impaired: It consists in the placement of a geometric figure in bas relief along the lower left-hand edge of the banknotes.
3. Micro-printing: Small-letter inscriptions which, upon simple inspection, resemble a solid line but can only be deciphered if seen through a magnifying lens.
4. Asymmetrical horizontal numbering: Numbering characterized by ascending type fonts; each letter and numbering is of a different and increasing size.
5. Year of printing: The year in which the banknote was printed is located on the front of the banknotes and helps identify the series to which it belongs.
6. Vertical numbering: Numbering appears in the form of printing same-size letters in a vertical line along the right-hand edge of the banknotes.
7. Reflective security thread with clear text: A thin thread made of synthetic material, printed with clear text, is inserted within the paper’s mass. The thread can be seen on the front of the banknote, over the paper’s surface, in the form of bars that are alternatively shiny and reflective, extending from one end of the banknote to the other.  The thread can also be seen on the back of the banknote, inside the paper’s mass, yet without the reflective surfaces.  The banknote’s denomination is spelled out within the text and it can only be read by holding the banknote against the light.
8. Optical variable ink: The banknotes are printed in this area with optical variable ink, which changes color depending on the viewing angle.
9. Watermarks: The watermark on the banknote shows the image of patriot Juan Pablo Duarte, which can be observed by holding the banknote against the light.  The image is neither drawn nor printed.  It was incorporated into the body of the paper during while it was manufactured; therefore, it is an integral part of the paper.
10. Optical variable band: An optical variable band has been placed on the back of the banknotes.  When the banknote is held flat, the band appears in a golden color and tends to disappear when the banknote changes position.

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National Palace of the Dominican Republic in Santo Domingo
The National Palace (Spanish: Palacio Nacional) is a building in Santo Domingo, that houses the offices of the Executive Branch (Presidency and Vice Presidency) of the Dominican Republic.

  Designed in a restrained neoclassical style by Italian architect Guido D'Alessandro at the behest of Rafael Trujillo, construction started on February 27, 1944 - The centenary of Dominican independence - and was inaugurated on August 16, 1947. Occupying an area of 18,000 square metres and luxuriously appointed throughout, the National Palace is considered one of the most beautiful buildings built in the Dominican Republic.
  The building stands on the grounds of the former Presidential Mansion (Mansión Presidencial), built during the United States military occupation of 1916-1924.
While the president's office is located within the palace, the Palacio Nacional is not an executive residence as the president does not live there; there is no designated Executive Residence in Santo Domingo. The building comprises three stories. Building services are located at ground level.
  The main floor includes the ceremonial vestibule, the Presidential and Vice-presidential offices, and the Cabinet meeting room. The third storey houses the main reception rooms: the Hall of the Ambassadors, the Hall of the Caryatids, the Green Room, the Mahogany room, and the president's private quarters.
  The dome, which rests on a windowed drum, is 34 metres high and has a diameter of 18 m. Inside, 18 columns sustain the dome. Most of the marble used throughout the building is Dominican, and was extracted from quarries in Samaná and Caballero. The Palacio Nacional complex also includes the "presidential" Chapel of San Rafael Arcángel, carried out in the same architectural style as the palace.
The Palace and mainly the Hall of the Caryatids was used for the new year's scene in The Godfather Part II where Michael confronts Fredo about his betrayal.

Alcazar de Don Diego Colon
The Alcázar de Colón, or Columbus Alcazar, located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is the oldest Viceregal residence in America, and forms part of the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo World Heritage Site. The building houses the Museo Alcázar de Diego Colón, whose collection exhibits the Caribbean's most important ensemble of European late medieval and Renaissance works of art, which were acquired in the 1950s. The Tapestry collection (spanning from the 15th to 17th centuries) is particularly important and unique in the Caribbean, and includes pieces produced by the Flemish Van Den Hecke family from cartouches created by Charles Le Brun. The Alcázar is the most visited museum in Santo Domingo.
  The palace is an impressive construction of coralline blocks that once housed some fifty rooms and a number of gardens and courtyards, although what remains today is about half the size it once was. It was built under Diego Colón, the son of Christopher Columbus; when he became the 4th Governor of the Indies in 1509, he ordered the construction of a family home and governor’s mansion between 1510 and 1512. The architectural style is gothic mudejar typical of the early 16th century.
  During the early Spanish colonial period, the mansion occupied a very important place in history. It was from here that many expeditions of conquest and exploration were planned. In 1586, the palace was sacked by Sir Francis Drake and his forces. As the influence of Santo Domingo waned, the house fell into ruins, and by the mid-18th century was abandoned and in danger of rotting away. It was rescued and extensively restored between 1955 and 1957, being filled with period furniture, artwork, and other accessories. A self-guided tour using a portable audio speaker that discusses each room's function is available in various languages.