• 10 Soles de Oro 1978-1983, KM# 272, Peru
  • 10 Soles de Oro 1978-1983, KM# 272, Peru
Obverse

Coat of Arms within circle, legend around.

Peruvian coat of arms consisting of three elements: the top left section shows the vicuña, the national animal, representing the fauna of Peru; the tree in the top right section is the cinchona tree (the source of quinine, a powerful anti-malarial drug and the key flavorant in tonic water), representing the national flora; and the bottom cornucopia with coins spilling from it, represents the mineral resources of the country. It has a palm branch on its left and an laurel one on its right, tied by a ribbon, as well as a Holm oak Civic Crown above it. These represent God, gold, and glory.

Translation: Central Reserve Bank of Peru.

BANCO CENTRAL DE RESERVA DEL PERU
1980

Reverse

Túpac Amaru (1545–1572) was the last indigenous monarch (Sapa Inca) of the Neo-Inca State, remnants of the Inca Empire in Vilcabamba, Peru. Following the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire in the 1530s, a few members of the royal family established the small independent Neo-Inca State in Vilcabamba, which was located in the relatively inaccessible Upper Amazon to the northeast of Cusco. Túpac Amaru was executed by the Spanish. His last words were: "Mother Earth, witness how my enemies shed my blood".

The symbol LMA on the right represents the mark of the National Mint (Lima).

TUPAC AMARU
10
SOLES DE ORO

Edge

10 Soles de Oro

KM# 272
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 24.48 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 272.1, KM# 272.2
Mint
Lima Mint

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