• 1 Nuevo Sol 2012, KM# 363, Peru, Wealth and Pride of Peru, Real Felipe Fortress
  • 1 Nuevo Sol 2012, KM# 363, Peru, Wealth and Pride of Peru, Real Felipe Fortress
Description

The Real Felipe Fortress coin has been put into circulation as 9th coin of the series on the 3rd of July 2012.

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 PERU
2012

Reverse

The King's Tower of the Real Felipe Fortress and a pair of cannons that are exhibited in the Peruvian Army Museum.

The Real Felipe Fortress was built to defend the main Peruvian port and the city of Lima from pirates and corsairs during colonial times. The fortress was pivotal in the 1866 naval battle between a Spanish fleet sent to South America to "reclaim" its colonies and land batteries in the coast of Peru. The Real Felipe Fortress is currently the Peruvian Army Museum, displaying historical uniforms, weapons and other military paraphernalia.

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

1 NUEVO SOL
FORTALEZA DEL REAL FILIPE
S. XVIII d.c.
LMA

Edge

1 Nuevo Sol

KM# 363
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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