Peru 2001 5 soles

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from the Mountain Groan collection
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This bi-metallic five soles was issued 1994-2009. It features a hummingbird in the style drawn on the plains of Nazca on the reverse. 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: 5,000,000.

Specification: 6.67 g, bi-metallic (nickel-brass center and stainless steel ring), 24.38 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 316.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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