100 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)

100 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)100 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)

100 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)
100 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)

Banknote Front Image

The front of the new S/. 100 banknote shows Jorge Basadre Grohmann. He is one of the most notable Peruvian historians. The doctor of literature and law was born in 1903 in the southern Peruvian city of Tacna. As professor, researcher and publicist Jorge Basadre opened a new page in the view of history, introducing innovative methods and perspectives. His main focus and dedication was always the Peruvian Republican history.

Basadre left numerous significant publications. His "Historia de la República del Perú" (History of the Peruvian Republic), first published in 1939 and republished already six times, is considered the most important work on Peruvian history. He also served during two different administrations as Minister of Education and was director of the Peruvian National Library, rebuilding and reorganizing it after a devastating fire.

Banknote Back Image

The Gran Pajaten is an archaeological complex in the northern Amazonian region of Peru in the basin of the Abiseo River. This amazing historic place is located in the border between the region of San Martin and the region of La Libertad in the Andean cloud forest in a very inaccessible area. The Gran Pajaten is at 2850 meters above sea level and it is part of the Abiseo River National Park.

This archaeological complex is believed to have been built around 200BC by the Chachapoyas civilization, which was the most important civilization of the Peruvian Amazonian Jungle; even though the ruins that can be seen today were constructed in Inca times. Because of its location, the Gran Pajaten has been associated several times with the famous legend of the "Dorado", the mythical golden city that searched Spaniards in the Amazonian jungle, when they invaded Peru.

The Gran Pajaten occupies an area of around 20000 m². The complex is composed by 26 circular stone structures atop numerous terraces and stairways. Some of the buildings are decorated with mosaics displaying reliefs, which show human, birds and geometrical shapes. The stairs connect different levels of the complex. The Pajaten combines perfectly the beauty of the nature with the creativity of man; a beautiful place worth seeing.

The Abiseo River National Park including the archeological complex of "Gran Pajaten" was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site in 1990, and Cultural Site in 1992. In order to protect the fragile ruins and endangered environment, the archaeological site and the national park are currently not open to visitors without permits from Peru's Ministry of Agriculture and National Institute of Culture.

 

New S/.100 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since the 18th of December 2013)

In the continuous fight against counterfeit bills, the Peruvian National Bank issued a "new" S /. 100 banknote (circulation started on the 18th of December 2013). However, the only visible change is the vertical "100" value which is now finer in details and printed like on the previous bills with OVI technology (OVI = Optically Variable Ink).

100 Nuevos Soles Banknote since the 18th of December 2013

When shifting the banknote the colour of the number "100" changes from green to blue (see images in the "Security Features Section" below). Also visible should be a "ray of light" crossing the number. The previous issued banknotes remain legal tender...

Security Features

With the introduction of the new Nuevos Soles banknotes in 2011 the Peruvian Central Reserve Bank has expanded the implementation of worldwide established security features. Today all banknotes have similar security features making the verifying process really easy. Checking the money you receive for authenticity doesn't take long. So please take the few seconds and check at least by means of the one or other security features explained below if your bills pass the examination.

Watermark

Hold the banknote up to a light source and the area free of prints will be displaying the watermark. The watermark on the S/. 100 bill shows the image of Jorge Basadre Grohmann, the 100 and the silhouette of the Peruvian National Flag. The watermark has multi-tone and three dimensional features giving you the impression of three distinct areas. Furthermore the watermark is formed by different thicknesses in the paper so it appears sharp and clear. On fake banknotes the watermark is printed on, looks blurry and lacks the appearance of the multi-dimensional image.

Security thread

It seems that parts of the security stripe are inserted into the paper; others seem to be on the paper. When holding the bill up to a light source the inserted parts appear dark, the ones on top light. On the visible parts you can spot small fish that move up and down or from left to right when tilting the banknote.

Optical variable ink

(Banknotes issued before the 18th December 2013) Hold the banknote comfortably in both hands and concentrate on the big 100 left of the image of the personality. Bop the note slowly a little bit up and down. As the 100 is printed with an optical variable ink (OVI) it changes its color from pink to green when slightly turned. This security feature is really easy to identify, but very difficult to counterfeit. Therefore on faked bills you won't see any color changes.

Optical variable ink on bills since the 18th of December 2013

(Banknotes since the 18th December 2013) Hold the banknote comfortably in both hands and concentrate on the big 100 left of the image of the personality. Bop the note slowly a little bit up and down. As the 100 is printed with an optical variable ink (OVI) it changes its color from green to blue when slightly turned. Also visible should be a "ray of light" crossing the number. This security feature is really easy to identify, but very difficult to counterfeit. Therefore on faked bills you won't see any color changes.

Complete the number

Have a look at the upper left corner. There you can see the incomplete number 100, parts are printed in pink. Turn the note and you find on the upper right corner again the incomplete number 100, this time parts are printed in light blue. Hold the banknote up to a light source and the pink parts from the front and the light blue parts from the back complete the number 100 perfectly.

Hidden Number

Hold the banknote horizontally in front of your eyes and concentrate on the collar of the jacket. Bop the bill slowly a little bit up and down. If you can find the right angle, the number 100 will appear.

Micro lettering

All new Nuevos Soles banknotes have the on first sight invisible security feature of micro-lettering. Only when using a magnifying glass you can read the prints. Look at the detailed description of all features in the below summary...

Micro lettering

All new Nuevos Soles banknotes have the on first sight invisible security feature of micro-lettering. Only when using a magnifying glass you can read the prints. Look at the detailed description of all features in the below summary...

Fluorescent Fibers

When you closely look at the S/. 100 bill you can see small grey to green fibers spread over the banknote (best discovered at the area free of print where the watermark is). When you place the banknote under UV light these fibers appear red or blue.

Fluorescent Features

Additionally to above mentioned fibers there are lots of other security features one can unfortunately only see under UV light. On the front of the S/. 100 banknote on Jorge Basadre Grohmann chin the word BCRP appears under UV light. On the back of the S/. 100 banknote on the image of the Gran Pajatén three times BCRP100 emerge. And the nice light blue ceramic on the left changes its color to two fluorescent colors, pink and blue, under UV light.

  • Watermark

    Hold the banknote up to a light source and the area free of prints will be displaying the watermark. The watermark on the S/. 100 bill shows the image of Jorge Basadre Grohmann, the 100 and the silhouette of the Peruvian National Flag. The watermark has multi-tone and three dimensional features giving you the impression of three distinct areas. Furthermore the watermark is formed by different thicknesses in the paper so it appears sharp and clear. On fake banknotes the watermark is printed on, looks blurry and lacks the appearance of the multi-dimensional image.

  • Security Stripe

    It seems that parts of the security stripe are inserted into the paper; others seem to be on the paper. When holding the bill up to a light source the inserted parts appear dark, the ones on top light. On the visible parts you can spot small fish that move up and down or from left to right when tilting the banknote.

  • Optical variable Ink

    Hold the banknote comfortably in both hands and concentrate on the big 100 left of the image of the personality. Bop the note slowly a little bit up and down. As the 100 is printed with an optical variable ink (OVI) it changes its color from pink to green and from green to blue (bills issued after the 18th of December 2013) when slightly turned. This security feature is really easy to identify, but very difficult to counterfeit. Therefore on faked bills you won't see any color changes.

  • Complete the Number

    Have a look at the upper left corner. There you can see the incomplete number 100, parts are printed in pink. Turn the note and you find on the upper right corner again the incomplete number 100, this time parts are printed in light blue. Hold the banknote up to a light source and the pink parts from the front and the light blue parts from the back complete the number 100 perfectly.

  • Discover the Hidden Number 100

    Hold the banknote horizontally in front of your eyes and concentrate on the collar of the jacket. Bop the bill slowly a little bit up and down. If you can find the right angle, the number 100 will appear.

  • Micro-Lettering

    All new Nuevos Soles banknotes are literally plastered with the on first sight invisible security feature of micro-lettering. Only when using a magnifying glass you can read the prints. Look at the front of the bill; inside the 100 on the bottom right corner lines with the word BCRP alternating with lines with the word PERU (on the back of the bill you find the micro-lettered 10 on the left bottom corner) can be seen.

    The nice ornament on the bottom left on the front of the bill consists of repeating geometrical figures with circles in which the number 100 can be seen. On top and bottom of the ornament the word BCRP is printed (on the back of the bill you find the micro-lettered ornament on the bottom right).

    Nearly in the middle of the 100 Nuevos Soles banknote at the top and at the bottom four short stripes can be seen. Under a magnifying glass inside the stripe the word BCRP appears continuously. These four stripes as well helps blind people to recognize the value of the bill (1 stripe is a S/. 10 banknote, two stripes S/. 20, three stripes S/. 50, 4 stripes S/. 100 and 5 stripes S/. 200).

  • Fluorescent Fibers

    When you closely look at the S/. 100 bill you can see small grey to green fibers spread over the banknote (best discovered at the area free of print where the watermark is). When you place the banknote under UV light these fibers appear red or blue.

  • Fluorescent Features

    Additionally to above mentioned fibers there are lots of other security features one can unfortunately only see under UV light. On the front of the S/. 100 banknote on Jorge Basadre Grohmann chin the word BCRP appears under UV light. On the back of the S/. 100 banknote on the image of the Gran Pajatén three times BCRP100 emerge. And the nice light blue ceramic on the left changes its color to two fluorescent colors, pink and blue, under UV light.

Specifications

Value: 100 Nuevos Soles (New Suns)
Front Image: Jorge Basadre Grohmann
Back Image: Gran Pajatén, Cultura Chachapoyas, San Martin
Circulation Date: June 2011
Legal Tender: Yes
Size: 140 x 65 mm
Material: 100% Cotton
Color/s: Blue / Blue

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