Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Peru Launches New 50, 100 and 200 Sole Notes

Peru's Central Reserve Bank (BCR) on Wednesday put in circulation the new edition of S/.50, S/.100 and S/.200 bills, which will circulate simultaneously with the old designs, in order to provide a smooth transition.

These new banknotes feature designs that increase money security and prevent counterfeiting.

The new 50 soles bill is mainly chestnut color and features Peruvian writer Abraham Valdelomar on the front, while the other side features the New Temple of Chavin de Huantar Culture.

The new 100 soles bill is blue color and depicts Peruvian historian Jorge Basadre and the Great Pajaten from the Chachapoyas Culture (San Martin).

The new 200 soles bill is mainly grey and features Peruvian saint Santa Rosa de Lima, while the other side features the Sacred City of Caral, located in Lima.

Pictures courtesy of Claudio Marama

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