Peru new 10-nuevo sole note confirmed

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On 5 November 2014, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú introduced a new 10-nuevo sole note (PNL, bottom) which is similar to the existing notes (P182, top), but with a darker green color, color-changing denomination, and latent image of the denomination. Both new and old notes will circulate in parallel.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas and Italo Castillo.

South Korea banknote printer seeking more overseas contracts

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According to an article in Korea Times dated 24 June 2014, Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) has seen its production volume halved over the past five years, and hopes to utilize excess capacity by obtaining contracts to print banknotes for other countries. Countries for which KOMSCO has produced or is producing "currencies" (may include coins, not just banknotes) include China, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Libya, Peru, Switzerland, Thailand, and Vietnam. Last year KOMSCO won an order from Peru to produce 305 million 50-nuevo sole notes, with delivery to be completed by the end of June 2014.

Peru revised 100-nuevo sole note confirmed

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According to a press release, on 18 December 2013 the Banco Central de Reserva del Perú introduced a revised 100-nuevo sole note like the preceding issues, but with the vertical 100 on front rendered in SPARK ink, new signatures, dated 22 DE MARZO DE 2012, and watermark of portrait with vertical electrotype 100 below and a flag above.

Courtesy of Cleophas Elmakias Schockemohle and Thomas Augustsson.

Peru new 50-, 100-, and 200-new sol notes confirmed

On 31 August 2011, Banco Central De Reservea del Perú introduced the following three new banknotes.


50 nuevos soles (US$18.35). Red. Front: Abraham Pinto Valdelomar. Back: Templo Nuevo, Chavin de Huantar, Ancash; coat of arms. Solid security thread with demetalized PERU 50 BCRP. Watermark: Abraham Pinto Valdelomar, pixelated rooster, and electrotype 50. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 65 mm.


100 nuevos soles (US$36.70). Blue. Front: Jorge Basadre Grohmann Back: Gran Pajatén, Cultura Chachopoyas, San Martin; coat of arms. Motion windowed security thread. Watermark: Jorge Basadre Grohmann, pixelated flag, and electrotype 100. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 65 mm.


200 nuevos soles (US$73.35). Gray. Front: Santa Rosa de Lima. Back: Ciudad Sagrada de Caral, Lima; coat of arms. Motion windowed security thread. Watermark: Santa Rosa de Lima, pixelated arc, and electrotype 200. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 65 mm.



Courtesy of Thomas Krause, Claudio Marana, and Thomas Augustsson.

Peru new 10- and 20-nuevos sol notes confirmed


10 nuevos soles (US$3.65)
Green, orange, brown, and red. Front: Inverted biplane; José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzales. Back: Vase; Machu Picchu ruins and mountains; coat of arms. Solid security thread with demetalized PERU 10 BCRP. Watermark: José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzales, pixelated airplane, and electrotype 10. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 65 mm. 13 DE AGOSTO DE 2009. Signature (Gerente General, Renzo Rossini Miñán; Presidente, Julio Velarde Flores). Intro: 30.06.2011.


20 nuevos soles (US$7.30)
Brown, orange, green, and red. Front: Raúl Porras Barrenechea. Back: Chimú pottery vessel of a cat; Chan Chan archaeological complex; coat of arms. Solid security thread with demetalized PERU 20 BCRP. Watermark: Raúl Porras Barrenechea, pixelated open book, and electrotype 20. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 65 mm. 13 DE AGOSTO DE 2009. Signature (Gerente General, Renzo Rossini Miñán; Presidente, Julio Velarde Flores). Intro: 30.06.2011.

More info is available from the Banco Central de Reserva del Perú.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause, Dennis Zammit, and Fernando Horna.

Peru new date (21.12.2006) 50-nuevos soles note confirmed


50 nuevos soles (US$17.50), Like Pick 180, but new date (21 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2006).

Anyone with Pick 180 dated 11.8.2005 is encouraged to send scans of same so that I can compare details between the new and old issues.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Peru new date (21.12.2006) 20-nuevos soles note confirmed


20 nuevos soles (US$6.30), 21 DE DECEMBRE DE 2006. Like P169, but new date and new signatures. Printer: DE LA RUE.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Peru issues revised 10-nuevos soles note dated 2005


On November 14, 2006, the Banco Central de Reserva del Perú issued a revised 10-nuevos soles (US$3.10) note dated 11 de Agosto de 2005. Like Pick 166, but new date, new signatures, and new security features: vertical denomination 10 at right in fuschia-to-green OVI, and old color-changing hexagonal planchettes replaced by iridescent stripe with 10 and BCRP repeating to left of portrait of José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzales.

Peru issues revised 50-nuevos sole note


On March 12, 2007, the Banco Central de Reserva del Perú issued a revised 50-nuevos soles (US$15.70). Like Pick 169A, but new date, new signatures, and new security features: vertical denomination 50 at right in fuschia-to-green OVI, and old color-changing hexagonal planchettes replaced by iridescent stripe with 50 and BCRP repeating to left of portrait, plus a windowed security thread.

Peru new date (2001) 10-nuevos soles note confirmed


10 nuevos soles), 1 de Marzo del 2001. Like Pick 166, but new date, new signatures (above top), and FCO printer imprint on back.

10 nuevos soles, 27 de Setiembre del 2001. Like Pick 166, but new date, new signatures (above bottom), 10 in watermark, and DE LA RUE printer imprint on back.

Anyone who knows the names of the signatories is encouraged to share that information.

Courtesy of Ronny Hick.

Peru new date (12.10.2000) 20-nuevos sole note confirmed


20 nuevos soles (US$6.30), 12 de Octubre del 2000. Like Pick 169, but new date, new signatures, and B A BANKNOTE printer imprint on back.

Anyone who knows the names of the signatories is encouraged to share that information.

Courtesy of Ronny Hick.

Peru new date (28.10.2004) 20-nuevos soles note confirmed


20 nuevos soles (US$6.30), 28 de Octubre de 2004. Like Pick 169, but new date, new signatures, and FCOF printer imprint on back. 

Anyone who knows the names of the signatories is encouraged to share that information.

Also, please note that the date is printed “Octubre de 2004,” but an earlier issue has it spelled as “Octubre del 2000.” Is this an error, or correct Spanish spelling based upon the year?

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Peru new date (28.10.2004) 100-nuevos sole notes confirmed


100 nuevos soles (US$31.55), 28 de Octubre de 2004. Like Pick 169, but new date, new signatures, and FCOF printer imprint on back. 

Anyone who knows the names of the signatories is encouraged to share that information.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.