• 1 Nuevo Sol 2010, KM# 342, Peru, Wealth and Pride of Peru, Raimondi Stela
  • 1 Nuevo Sol 2010, KM# 342, Peru, Wealth and Pride of Peru, Raimondi Stela
Description

The 'Raimondi Stela' has been put into circulation as the third coin of the series on the 1st of December 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

Raimondi Stela (Estela de Raimondi) is a reflection without parallel of the artistic style of the Chavin Culture. The stela, a sacred carved monolith which was once worshiped at the ceremonial center of Chavin de Huantar, is made of granite and is 1.98 m high and 74 cm wide.

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

1 NUEVO SOL
ESTELA DE
RAIMONDI
S. VIII - V a.C
LMA

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (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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