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50 Nuevos Soles 2006, Peru

in Krause book Number: 180
Years of issue: 21.12.2006
Edition: 140 000 000
Signatures: Presidente: Sr. Julio Velarde Flores, Director: Sr. José Valderrama León, Gerente General: Sr. Renzo Rossini Miñán
Serie: 2005 Issue
Specimen of: 2005
Material: 100% raw cotton
Size (mm): 140 x 65
Printer: Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire SA, Colombes

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50 Nuevos Soles 2006




Pedro Abraham Valdelomar Pinto and denomination 50.


50 Nuevos Soles 2006


The engraving on banknote is made after this photo of Pedro Abraham Valdelomar Pinto.

Pedro Abraham Valdelomar Pinto (April 27, 1888 - November 3, 1919) was a Peruvian narrator, poet, journalist, essayist and dramatist; he is considered the founder of the avant-garde in Peru, although more for his dandy-like public poses and his founding of the journal Colónida than for his own writing, which is lyrically posmodernista rather than aggressively experimental. Like Charles Baudelaire in 19th century Paris, he claimed to have made his country aware for the first time of the relationship between poetry and the market, and to have recognized the need for the writer to turn himself into a celebrity.

Palais Concert

In center, on background, is a Palace Concert building in Lima, Peru. Here, Pedro Abraham Valdelomar coined his famous sorites, "El Perú es Lima; Lima es el Jirón de la Unión; el Jirón de la Unión es el Palais Concert; y el Palais Concert soy yo" (Peru is Lima; Lima is the Jirón de la Unión; the Jirón de la Unión is the Palais Concert; and the Palais Concert is me").


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.


50 Nuevos Soles 2006


The view on Lagoon of Huacachina.

Huacachina is a village in the Ica Region, in southwestern Peru. It is located in the Ica Province, near the city of Ica in the Ica District. Huacachina has a population of 115 (1999). The oasis features on the back of the 50 Nuevo Sol note.

Huacachina is built around a small natural lake in the desert. Called the "oasis of America", it serves as a resort for local families from the nearby city of Ica, and increasingly as an attraction for tourists drawn by the sports of sand boarding and taking dune buggy rides on sand dunes that stretch several hundred feet high.

Legend holds that the lagoon was created when a beautiful native princess was apprehended at her bath by a young hunter. She fled, leaving the pool of water she had been bathing in to become the lagoon. The folds of her mantle, streaming behind her as she ran, became the surrounding sand dunes. And the woman herself is rumored to still live in the oasis as a mermaid.

In Huacachina now based Biblioteca Abraham Valdelomar (Abraham Valdelomar Library).

Denominations in numerals are in top left and lower 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 - 50. 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.