Wealth and Pride Coins - Kuntur Wasi

Wealth and Pride Coins - Kuntur WasiWealth and Pride Coins - Kuntur Wasi
11th Coin - Issued 5th of December 2012

Wealth and Pride Coins - Kuntur Wasi
Wealth and Pride Coins - Kuntur Wasi

Coin Front & Back

As 11th coin of the series the "Kuntur Wasi" coin has been put into circulation on the 5th of December 2012. The front shows the biggest of several carved stone monoliths that can be found at ceremonial center of Kuntur Wasi located up in the Andean highlands near San Pablo in the Cajamarca region. The religious complex was constructed, renewed and modified by several cultures between 1200 and 300 BC and consists of a complex architecture with numerous stone sculptures.

Kuntur Wasi plaza

Plaza at the ceremonial center Kuntur Wasi with a stone monolith in the middle

Kuntur Wasi stepped platform

Stepped platform at the religious center of Kuntur Wasi with stone monolith

Monolith at Kuntur Wasi

Carved stone monolith at Kuntur Wasi ceremonial center

Kuntur Wasi gold crown

Beautifully carved gold crown discovered in one of the excavated tombs at Kuntur Wasi religous center

Kuntur Wasi stone deity

Stone deity excavated at Kuntur Wasi and now displayed in the Kuntur Wasi Museum

The complex consists of a hill-top temple, numerous partly stepped platforms, courtyards, funeral and other structures as well as several carved stone monoliths similar to the Chavín style spread around the area. Excavation at the religious center revealed numerous tombs containing amazing pieces like gold crowns, necklaces, stone beads, earrings and decorative breastplates. These valuable items are displayed at the on-site Kuntur Wasi Museum opened in 1994 and managed by local citizens.

 

The back of the coin shows in the center part the Peruvian Coat of Arms surrounded by the writing Central Reserve Bank of Peru (Banco Central de Reserva del Perú) and the year of issue. This side of the coin is nearly identical to the previous issued S /. 1.00 coins that have been in circulation.

Specifications

Value: 1 Nuevo Sol (New Sun)
Front Image: Ceremonial Center Kuntur Wasi
Back Image: Coat of Arms
Circulation Date: 5th of December 2012
Legal Tender: Yes
Size: 25.5mm
Material: Nickel Silver
Color/s: Nickel Silver
Others: Maximum issue of 10,000,000 coins

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