• 1 Nuevo Sol 2011, KM# 345, Peru, Wealth and Pride of Peru, Chullpas de Sillustani
  • 1 Nuevo Sol 2011, KM# 345, Peru, Wealth and Pride of Peru, Chullpas de Sillustani
Description

The Chullpas de Sillustani coin has been put into circulation as the fourth of the series on 23rd of February 2011.

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
2011

Reverse

The tower-like structures of Sillustani built by the Collas, an Aymara speaking tribe that dominated the Titicaca region before the Incas. The Collas buried their dead inside the up to 12 m high chullpas.

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

1 NUEVO SOL
CHULLPAS DE
SILLUSTANI
S. XIV — XVI d. C.
LMA

Edge

1 Nuevo Sol

KM# 345
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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