• 1 Nuevo Sol 2010, KM# 341, Peru, Wealth and Pride of Peru, Karajia Sarcophagi
  • 1 Nuevo Sol 2010, KM# 341, Peru, Wealth and Pride of Peru, Karajia Sarcophagi
Description

The Karajia Sarcophagi has been put into circulation as the second coin of the series on the 22nd of June 2010.

Obverse

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.

BANCO CENTRAL DE RESERVA DEL PERÚ
2010

Reverse

The Karajia Sarcophagi found in the Amazon Andes on the edge of a cliff (Archaeological Complex of Chipuric). About 2.50 meters high, the real sarcophagi are shaped into big anthropomorphous capsules made of clay.

The symbol LMA on the right represents the mark of the National Mint on a background of vertical lines.

1 NUEVO SOL
SARCÓFAGOS
DE KARAJÍA
S. VII — XV d. C.
LMA

Edge

1 Nuevo Sol

KM# 341
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Copper Nickel Zinc
Weight 7.32 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Lima Mint

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