• 1 Sol 2019, Peru, Endangered Fauna of Peru, Andean Mountain Cat
  • 1 Sol 2019, Peru, Endangered Fauna of Peru, Andean Mountain Cat
Description

Engraver: Felipe Escalante Chuñoca

Obverse

Depicts the coat of arms of Peru surrounded by the inscription "Central Reserve Bank of Peru", date below.

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
2019

Reverse

Depicts an Andean mountain cat left. A geometric design of vertical lines, the national Mint’s mark (LMA), the scientific name of the Andean mountain cat, Leopardus jacobita, the denomination numerals, the name of the monetary unit and a symbol of the series - Concentric circles with a hummingbird are also featured.

The Andean mountain cat (Leopardus jacobita) is a small wild cat native to the high Andes. It was first described by Emilio Cornalia who named it in honour of Jacobita Mantegazza.

The Andean mountain cat has an ashy-gray fur, a gray head, ears and face. The areas around the lips and cheeks are white; two dark brown lines run from the corners of the eyes across the cheeks. There are some black spots on the forelegs, yellowish-brown blotches on the flanks, and up to two narrow, dark rings on the hind limbs. The long bushy tail has 6–9 rings, which are dark brown to black. The markings of juveniles are darker and smaller than of adults. The skulls of adult specimens range in length from 100.4 to 114.8 mm (3.95 to 4.52 in) and are larger than of pampas cat and domestic cat.

GATO ANDINO
Leopardus jacobita
LMA
1 SOL

Edge

1 Sol

KM#
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Silver
Weight 7.32 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 3.05 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Lima Mint

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