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As established by Law 25295, the currency unit of Peru since January 1991 is the Nuevo Sol. The “Inti” and “Sol de Oro”, our previous monetary units, have been withdrawn from circulation and are no longer legal tenders in the country.

With the aim of promoting our country’s important cultural heritage and fostering a numismatic culture, in 2010 the Central Bank started issuing the Numismatic Series called “Wealth and Pride of Peru”.

 

Arco Parabólico de Tacna – Tacna

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

A composition that shows the Tacna Parabolic Arch (1959) and the Cathedral of Tacna is featured in the reverse side of the coin.

Arco Parabólico de Tacna

Shipibo-Konibo Pottery - Ucayali

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse of this coin features a Shipibo-Konibo pottery piece, two pottery pitchers with anthropomorphic designs, and some native houses behind.

Shipibo-Konibo Pottery

Archaeological Site Cabeza de Vaca - Tumbes

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse side of the coin reproduces in the center a composition of the Archaeological Site Cow Head (Cabeza de Vaca) made from adobe and stone.

Archaeological Site Cabeza de Vaca

Vicus Pottery - Piura

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

A composition of two Vicus pottery pieces representing a duck and a deer is featured in the center of the reverse side of the coin.

Vicus Pottery

Huarautambo – Pasco

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse shows a composition of a water fountain and an Inca bridge located at the Archaeological Site of Huarautambo in Pasco.

Huarautambo

Moquegua Architecture - Moquegua

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse of this coin features an intersection of cobblestone streets lined by houses with the triangular or trapezoidal gable roofs distinctive of Moquegua architecture.

Moquegua Architecture

The Pusharo Petroglyphs – Madre de Dios

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse side of the coin reproduces some of the most representative petroglyphs or rock engravings discovered in Pusharo in the region of Alto Madre de Dios. Experts claim the engravings could be as old as 2,000 years old.

The Pusharo Petroglyphs

The Cathedral of Lima - Lima

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP) put into circulation a new 1 NUEVO SOL coin featuring an image of the frontispiece of the Cathedral of Lima on the reverse side of the coin.

Catedral de Lima

Antiguo Hotel Palace - Loreto

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The façade of the Antiguo Hotel Palace, architecture masterpiece considered to be a part of Peru’s Cultural Heritage, is featured in the center of the reverse of this coin. The inscription ANTIGUO HOTEL PALACE 1912 appears on the upper side of the reverse.

Antiguo Hotel Palace

Huaca de la Luna - La Libertad

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse of this coin features the God of the Mountains, one of the major Mochica divinities depicted in the walls of the temples of this ancient ceremonial site, which are ornamented with colorful geometrical designs.

Huaca de la Luna

Sacred City of Caral - Lima

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse of this coin reproduces an aerial view of the Sacred City of Caral with its circular plaza. Caral is considered to be the most ancient city of the Americas.

Sacred City of Caral

Archaeological Site of Tunanmarca - Junín

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

A gateway to one of the circular dwellings (chullpas) of the Citadel as well as part of this archaeological site is reproduced on the reverse side of this coin.

Archaeological Site of Tunanmarca - Junín

Paracas textiles - Ica

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

Two anthropomorphous figures used frequently in Paracas textiles are reproduced in the center of the reverse side of the coin.

Paracas textiles

Temple of the Crossed Hands of Kotosh - Huánuco

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse shows a section of the Temple of the Crossed Hands of Kotosh in the background, with an expanded detail of one of the crossed hands clay sculptures found in this temple.

Temple of the Crossed Hands of Kotosh

Inca Temple of Huaytará - Huancavelica

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse of the coin features the Inca Temple of Huaytará, built by Inca Yupanqui (Pachacutec) in the early 15th century. During colonial times, the temple was converted into a Catholic church, the San Juan Bautista Church, where mass is celebrated to this date using the original niches of the Inca Temple.

Inca Temple of Huaytará

Kuntur Wasi (House of the Condor) - Cajamarca

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

A monolith representing a deity with feline features appears in the center of the reverse of the coin with the Kuntur Wasi ceremonial complex in the background.

Kuntur Wasi

Archaeological Complex of Vilcashuamán - Ayacucho

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse shows the archaeological complex of Vilcashuamán, with the Templo del Sol and above it, the San Juan Bautista Church.

Archaeological Complex of Vilcashuamán

Real Felipe Fortress - Callao

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The King's Tower of the Real Felipe Fortress and a pair of cannons that are exhibited in the Peruvian Army Museum are shown in the central part of the reverse.

Real Felipe Fortress

The Saywite Stone - Apurímac

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The Saywite Stone, a 2.5 meters high monolith with over 200 zoomorphic and phytomorphic motifs as well as landform and human construction figures carved in the stone, stands in the lower part of the reverse, with details of the motifs displayed above it.

The Saywite Stone

Citadel of Gran Pajatén – San Martín

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

One of the walls of the Citadel of Gran Pajatén, decorated with human, geometric, and bird figures, is reproduced in the reverse side of the coin.

Citadel of Gran Pajatén

Machu Picchu - Cusco

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse side of the coin features the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

Machu Picchu

Monasterio de Santa Catalina - Arequipa

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse shows the architectural ensemble of “Monasterio de Santa Catalina” with the stone well of its Plaza Socodober in the foreground, the front of one of the nuns’ cells, and a view of the monastery church on the background.

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Chullpas de Sillustani - Puno

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse side of the coin shows the tower-like structures of Sillustani built by the Collas, an Aymara speaking tribe that dominated the Titicaca region before the Incas. The Collas buried their dead inside the up to 12m high "chullpas".

Chullpas de Sillustani

Estela de Raimondi - Áncash

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse of the coin shows the "Estela de Raimondi", a reflection without parallel of the artistic style of the Chavin Culture. The stela, a sacred carved monolith which was once worshiped at the ceremonial center of Chavin de Huantar, is made of granite and is 1.98m high and 74cm wide.

 

Estela de Raimondi

Karajía Sarcophagi - Amazonas

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse features one of the "Karajía Sarcophagi" found in the Amazon Andes on the edge of a cliff (Archaeological Complex of Chípuric). About 2.50 meters high, the real sarcophagi are shaped into big anthropomorphous capsules made of clay.

 

Karajía Sarcophagi

Tumi de Oro - Lambayeque

The National Coat of Arms, the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Perú”, and the year of minting are displayed in the obverse of all the Peruvian coins.

The reverse side of the coin shows the "Tumi de Oro", a typical Peruvian short bladed (semi-circular) knife with the mythological figure of "Ñaylamp" (Lambayeque Culture) as the handle.

 

Tumi de Oro