50,000 Intis, 1988

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Front: Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre (1895-1979), a Peruvian political leader

Back: Chamber of National Congress


1,000,000 Intis 1990

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Front: Jose Hipolito Unanue (1758-1833), a physician

Back: Medical College of San Fernando


San Fernando Medical College

San Fernando Medical College

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5,000,000 Intis 1990

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Front: Antonio Raimondi (1826-1890), a prominent Italian-born Peruvian geographer and scientist

Back: Indian comforting Raimondi

Courtesy Ron Wise


10 Nuevos Soles, 2001

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Front: José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzales (1914-1941), a national war hero

He was killed on July 23, 1941 in a mission attacking troops from Ecuador that had entered Perú.

As an honor to José Quiñones; July 23rd is now designated as the Peruvian Air Forces Day.

Back: Inverted biplane, signifying the pilot's death


10 Nuevos Soles 2009 (2011)

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Front: José Quiñones Gonzáles (1914-1941), a national war hero

Back: Machu Picchu ruins and mountains

Courtesy ybnotes


Machu Picchu ruins and mountains

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20 Nuevos Soles 2009 (2011)

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Front: Raul Porras Barrenechea (1897-1960), Peruvian historian

Back: Chan Chan archaeological complex

Chan Chan, the largest Pre-Columbian city in South America, is an archaeological site 5 km west of Trujillo.

Courtesy ybnotes


Chan Chan

Chan Chan

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50 Nuevos Soles 2009 (2011)

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Front: Abraham Pinto Valdelomar (1888-1919), Peruvian narrator, poet, journalist, essayist and dramatist

Back: Chavin de Huantar

Chavín de Huántar, located 250 km north of Lima, is an archaeological site containing ruins and artifacts began from at least 1200 BC to around 400 BC.

Courtesy ybnotes


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100 Nuevos Soles 2009 (2011)

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Front: Jorge Basadre (1903-1980), Peruvian historian

Back: Gran Pajatén fortress

Gran Pajatén, constructed by the Chachapoyas culture from 800 A.D. to 1500 A.D., is an archaeological site located in the Andean cloud forests of Peru.

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Gran Pajatén Fortress

Gran Pajatén Fortress

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200 Nuevos Soles 2009 (2011)

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Front: Santa Rosa de Lima (1586-1617), Spanish colonist in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe asceticism and her care of the needy of the city through her own private efforts.

Back: Sacred City of Caral, Lima

Caral is the most ancient city of the Americas, and is a well-studied site of the Caral civilization or Norte Chico civilization.

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Sacred City of Caral

Sacred City of Caral

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10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Nuevos soles 2009 (2011) scans courtesy ybnotes

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Peru, located on the Pacific coast of South America, was a Spanish colony. It gained full independence in 1821. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Peru.




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