Foreign Currency Page 9
Bank Notes from Around the World
Colombia, 10 Peso note, 1980.
General Nariño and a buzzard on the front;
the ancient stone figures of San Agustin on back.
Argentina, 10 old old Peso note.
General Belgrano on the front; the Falls of Iguazu -- from the
Argentine side -- on back.
Peru, Old 50 Sol note. 1977.
Tupak Amaru II and mine workers on the front;
"The historic town of Tinta" on the back.
Peru, Old 100 Sol note. 1975.
Hipolito Unanue and laborers on the front;
"The church of La Caridad" on the back "scene of the first national congress.
Peru, Old 500 Sol note. 1976.
Jose Quinoñtes on the front;
A lumber mill(!) in the Amazon region on the back.
In the late 1970's inflation ravaged the old Sol currency and it was replaced
with a new unit (not shown) called the "Inti" -- the Quechua word for sun. When
the Inti also was inflated beyond repair the next (current) new currency
unit was the Nuevo (new) Sol.
Peru, 10 Nuevo Soles note. 1998.
Jose Abelardo Quinoñtes Gonzales and airplane memorial on the front;
An upside-down airplane flight (signed "J. Quinoñtes, 1939")
on the back. Watermark: same as portrait on the front.
Peru, 20 Nuevo Soles note. 1997.
Raul Porras Barrenechea on the front;
The Palace of Torre Tagle on the back.
Watermark: same as portrait on the front.
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