Peru is a country in South America that's home to a section of Amazon rainforest. It is famous for the Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes Mountains. The region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cusco, is rich in archaeological sites. On Peru’s arid Pacific coast in Lima, the capital, with a preserved colonial centre and important collections of pre-Columbian art.
Peruvian sol was the currency of Peru between 1863 and 1985. It was subdivided into 10 dineros or 100 centavos. The banknote depicted in the image beside is 5 Soles de Oro Banknote of 1965. The note specifications are as follows:
The obverse has Liberty seated in centre with the denominational values in numbers on either side. The reverse has the official Coat of arms with the denominational values in numbers on either side.
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