New banknotes family

New Ten Nuevos Soles

10 Nuevos Soles - new

The main feature on the front is the portrait of air force hero José Abelardo Quiñones, who immolated himself in the conflict with Ecuador.  In the center background are a replica of the plane Quiñones flew the day he lost his life and the frontispiece of the Peruvian Air Force School for Officers.

The reverse reproduces the pre-Columbian Inca site of Machu Picchu, which lies on a peak on the eastern edge of the Andes above the Urubamba Valley on the northwest of Cuzco.

Predominant color in front and reverse: green.

Size: 140 x 65 mm.

New Twenty Nuevos Soles

20 Nuevos Soles - new

The front features the portrait of Raúl Porras Barrenechea, historian, career diplomat, and university professor on the right, and the main inner courtyard of the Casona of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in the center.

The reverse reproduces a photograph of a wall of the archaeological site of Chan Chan, which was the religious and administrative capital of the Chimu Empire until the Chimu were conquered by the Incas.

Predominant color in front and reverse: orange.

Size: 140 x 65 mm.

(These new banknotes will circulate simultaneously with the old ones)