Numismatic Series "Wealth and Pride of Peru"

Numismatic Series "Wealth and Pride of Peru"

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru has issued a new Numismatic Series named "Riqueza y orgullo del Perú" - "Wealth and Pride of Peru" containing 24 coins with the value of one Nuevo Sol. The first coin of this series has been put into circulation in March 2010. With this series the Central Reserve Bank of Peru seeks a new way of spreading the diverse and rich cultural heritage of Peru with one of the most commonly used coins in the country (value S/. 1.00).

The new coins are also legal tender and are not thought to be a replacement for the current S/. 1.00 coins. The coins will circulate simultaneously and can be used in any transaction. Each coin represents cultural highlights, typical Peruvian art or important cultural sites. Every couple of months there should be a new coin with a new motive (we will update or gallery accordingly).

Out of the 24 coins in this series 17 have been issued so far...

 
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Wealth and Pride Coins - Gran Pajaten

As 7th coin of the series the "Gran Pajaten" coin has been put into circulation on the 23rd of November 2011. The front side shows the "Gran Pajaten", an archaeological complex in the northern Amazonian region of Peru. This amazing historic place is located in the Andean cloud forest in a very inaccessible area.

 
 
Wealth and Pride Coins - Machu Picchu

The "Machu Picchu" coin has been put into circulation as 6th coin of the series on the 15th of July 2011. The front side of the coin shows Peru's probably most famous and most visited archaeological site, Machu Picchu. This amazing pre-Columbian city was built by the Incas in the 15th century. It's located around 80 km from Cuzco 2430m above sea level in the midst of a tropical forest, probably one of the scenically most attractive mountainous territories of the Peruvian Andes.

 
 
Wealth and Pride Coins - Monasterio de Santa Catalina

As 5th coin of the series the "Monasterio de Santa Catalina" coin has been put into circulation on the 20th of May 2011. The front of the coin shows the most important and undoubtedly the most beautiful religious monument in Arequipa, the Monastery of Saint Catherine.

 
 
Wealth and Pride Coins - Chullpas de Sillustani

The "Chullpas de Sillustani" coin has been put into circulation as the fourth of the series on 23th of February 2011. The front side of the coins shows the tower-like structures of Sillustani built by the Collas, an Aymara speaking tribe that dominated the Titicaca region before the Incas.

 
 
Wealth and Pride Coins - Raimondi Stela

The "Estela de Raimondi" (Raimondi Stela / Monolith) has been put into circulation as the third coin of the series on the 1st of December 2010. The front side of the coin shows the "Estela Raimondi" that reflects like no other object the artistic style of the Chavin Culture.

 
 
Wealth and Pride Coins - Stone Coffins of Karajía

The "Sarcófagos de Karajía" has been put into circulation as the second coin of the series on the 22nd of June 2010. The front side of the coin shows one of the "Stone coffins of Karajía" located in the Amazon Andes on the edge of a hill facing the abyss (Archaeological Complex of Chípuric).

 
 
Wealth and Pride Coins - Tumi de Oro

The "Tumi de Oro" has been put into circulation as the first coin of the series on the 24th of March 2010. The front 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. The symbol on the right represents the mark of the National Mint on a background of vertical lines.

 
 
 
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