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100 Nuevos Soles 2006, Peru

in Krause book Number: 181b
Years of issue: 21.12.2006
Edition: 165 000 000
Signatures: Presidente: Sr. Julio Velarde Flores, Director: Sr. Carlos Raffo Dasso, Gerente General: Sr. Renzo Rossini Miñán
Serie: 2005 Issue
Specimen of: 2005
Material: 100% raw cotton
Size (mm): 140 x 65
Printer: Giesecke und Devrient GmbH, Muenchen

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100 Nuevos Soles 2006




Jorge Basadre Grohmann and denomination 100.


100 Nuevos Soles 2006

Jorge Basadre Grohmann

The engraving on banknote is made after this photo of Jorge Basadre Grohmann.

Jorge Basadre Grohmann (February 12, 1903 - June 29, 1980) was a Peruvian historian known for his extensive publications about the independent history of his country. He served during two different administrations as Minister of Education and was also director of the Peruvian National Library.


In center is an allegorical arch in Tacna (the birthplace of Jorge Basadre Grohmann), before which stand statues of national heroes Miguel María Grau Seminario and Francisco Bolognesi Cervantes.


Centered, right of the arch, is the Tacna Cathedral.

The Cathedral of Tacna or Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary is the main temple of the city of Tacna, in Peru; it began to be built in 1875, in the same place as the old and first temple of the place. For various reasons; one of them the Pacific War, the work culminated in the year 1954, when Peru was ruled by Manuel A. Odría. This construction was started by the firm "Petot y Compañía", subsidiary by the Eiffel in Paris, and completed by the firm "Garibaldi Hermanos SA", inaugurated on August 28, 1954. The material used was stone quarrying, extracted from the Arunta and Intiorko hills of the city.


Top right is a Peruvian coat of arms.

The coat of arms of Peru is the national symbolic emblem of Peru.

All four share the same escutcheon or shield, consisting of three elements: the top left section shows the vicuña, the national animal, on a light-blue field, 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), on a white background, representing the national flora; and the bottom cornucopia with coins spilling from it, on a red field, represents the mineral resources of the country.

The Coat of arms (Escudo de Armas) has a palm branch on its left and an laurel one on its right, tied by a red and white ribbon, as well as a Holm oak Civic Crown above it. These represent God, gold, and glory. This variant is used on the national ensign (Enseña Nacional) or state flag. Its use on its own is infrequent, except on currency, both on coins and bills, and stamps.

A circle is shown to the left of the center - an image of a puma head in the design of the Inca.

Denomination in numerals are bottom left and right. Lower, in center, in words.


100 Nuevos Soles 2006


National Library building in Lima, Peru, in which Grohmann was appointed as director, in 1943.

This is the oldest and most important library in the country.

It was founded by Jose de San Martin, in 1821, when he donated his collection of books and noted the new library as: "... one of the most effective environments for preserving our intellectual values."

Denominations in numerals are in top left and bottom right corners. Lower, in center, in words.


Security thread.

Below left is a hologram rectangle. If you look closely at it then you can make out the denomination - 100. If you look at a rectangle with a very acute angle, the numeral 100 becomes more evident. Denomination in numeral from the right side changes color to green, when the banknote is tilted.

The name is a return to that of Peru's historic currency, the Sol in use from the XIX century to 1985. Although the derivation of Sol is the Latin solidus, the word also happens to mean sun in Spanish. There is a continuity therefore with the old Peruvian Inti, which was named after Inti, the Sun God of the Incas.