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The first edition of Valor y Cambio features seven people and one community: Puerto Rican athletes, activists, writers, and community members that have acted on their values to enrich peoples’ lives and demonstrated that “change is in your hands” over the last centuries. In the first printing, each peso includes bills in 1, 2, 5, 10, 21, and 25 denominations.
All of the iconic figures that appear on the Puerto Rican pesos experienced the impact of forced migrations in their lifetimes, and several —such as Ramón Emeterio Betances, Julia de Burgos and Luisa Capetillo— share a deep connection to New York City or the Puerto Rican diaspora.
•El peso Maestros Rafael (b. 1790), Celestina (b. 1787) and Gregoria Cordero y Molina (b. 1784),all born in San Juan
• El peso Ramón Emeterio Betances (b. 1827, Cabo Rojo)
• El peso Luisa Capetillo (b. 1879, Arecibo)
• El peso Julia de Burgos (b. 1914, Carolina)
• El peso Roberto Clemente (b. 1934, Carolina)
• El peso Caño Martín Peña