Peru 2013 sol
In 2010, the Lima mint began a series of commemoratives honoring various sites and cultures of Peru. The first one features the anchovy, long the mainstay of the Peruvian fishing industry. The second honors Paracas, the site of the Islas Ballestas and a jumping off point for visiting the Nasca lines. This denomination has also been used for silver commemoratives. In 1991, the currency was reformed, one nuevo sol = one million intis. Surprisingly enough, the nuevo sol has remained stable against the dollar (US$1 = S/. 2.77, October 2013).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 7.32 g, Copper-Nickel-zinc, 25.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM unlisted.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.