Peruvian Money Guide

Coming to a foreign country is always an exciting experience. Visiting Peru is no exception. So many new impressions might overwhelm you easily and you could get distracted when it comes to a boring, but important, issue like money. Most probably you don't know how the Peruvian currency (Sol) looks like, before actual being in Peru. Therefore, we highly recommend reading our information about the money you will use during your visit and how "money-issues" are handled in Peru.

Take your time to read through our selection of categories and pages. We tried to give you good general information about the Peruvian currency, familiarize you to the notes and coins including all important security features, tell you how to behave when handling money and make you aware of what to keep in mind when paying or changing money. We will give you some examples of common tricks and explain how people try to rip you off. More useful basic information about changing money, exchange offices, credit cards, money transfers and banks can be found under the correlating topics.

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Current Peruvian Coins

Current Peruvian Banknotes & Coins
Like the current Peruvian banknotes, the Peruvian coins in circulation reflect the country's rich historical and cultural past, but additionally as well Peru’s abundance of natural wealth. Their high-quality and beautiful designs, together with top minting techniques, earned the Peruvian coins the one or other prestigious award.

The Woman in the Process of Independence Coin Series

Current Peruvian Banknotes & Coins
In commemoration of the bicentenary of Peru's independence from Spain, the Peruvian Central Reserve Bank (BCRP) issued the numismatic series “La Mujer en el proceso de la Independencia” (The Woman in the Process of Independence). With this coin series the stunning numismatic culture is continued and the patriotic women who fought in many ways an...
In commemoration of the bicentenary of Peru's independence from Spain, the Peruvian Central Reserve Bank (BCRP) issued the numismatic series "Constructores de la República – Bicentenario 1821 - 2021" (Builders of the Republic – Bicentenary 1821 – 2021). With this coin series the lovely numismatic culture is continued and those who fought for Per...

Threatened Wildlife of Peru Coin Series

Current Peruvian Banknotes & Coins
The numismatic series "Fauna Silvestre Amenazada del Perú" (Threatened Wildlife of Peru) was issued by the Peruvian Central Reserve Bank (BCRP) to continue with the lovely numismatic culture and to raise awareness for the importance of species and environment protection with one of the most commonly used coins in the country, the S/ 1 coin.

Natural Resources of Peru Coin Series

Current Peruvian Banknotes & Coins
The numismatic series "Recursos Naturales del Peru" (Natural Resources of Peru) was issued by the Peruvian Central Reserve Bank (BCRP) on July 24, 2013 to promote a numismatic culture and to highlight the diverse and rich natural wealth of Peru with one of the most commonly used coins in the country, the S/. 1 coin. The series features three of ...

Wealth and Pride of Peru Coin Series

Current Peruvian Banknotes & Coins
The numismatic series "Riqueza y Orgullo del Perú" (Wealth and Pride of Peru) was issued by the Peruvian Central Reserve Bank (BCRP) to promote a numismatic culture and to spread the diverse and rich cultural heritage of Peru with one of the most commonly used coins in the country, the S/ 1 coin. Each of the 26 different coins in the series repr...

Current Peruvian Banknotes

Current Peruvian Banknotes & Coins
The current banknotes of Peru are not only lovely with famous Peruvian personalities on the front and either amazing archaeological sites or examples of Peru’s extraordinary flora and fauna on the back; Peru’s bills also have a high technical sophistication and top-notch security features which together with their beautiful design earned the not...

1995 - 200 Nuevos Soles banknote

Old Peruvian Banknotes
1995 - 200 Nuevos Soles banknote. The Peruvian currency Nuevos Soles has been in circulation since 1991. This is still a current banknote, but being removed from circulation as of 2016, the new monetary system of Peruvian money is named "Soles".

1991 - 100 Nuevos Soles banknote

Old Peruvian Banknotes
1991 - 10 Nuevos Soles banknote. The Peruvian currency Nuevos Soles has been in circulation since 1991. This is still a current banknote, but being removed from circulation as of 2016, the new monetary system of Peruvian money is named "Soles".

1991 - 50 Nuevos Soles banknote

Old Peruvian Banknotes
1991 - 50 Nuevos Soles banknote. The Peruvian currency Nuevos Soles has been in circulation since 1991. This is still a current banknote, but being removed from circulation as of 2016, the new monetary system of Peruvian money is named "Soles".
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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History - Lima, Peru.mp4

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History - Lima, Peru.mp4

Founded in April 1826, the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (MNAAHP) is Peru's oldest state museum. On display is a wide range of perfectly preserved pre-Hispanic ceramics, textiles, metals, organic materials and lithic's. Objects of historic-artistic value are exhibited. The documentary, photographic and bibliographic collections tell...
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Long Reads...

  • Peruvian Personalities & Founders

    Francisco Pizarro González (1474-1541)

    Francisco Pizarro, a peasant from Spain, was one of the least well-equipped conquerors in history. However, in the name…
  • Peruvian Archaeology

    History of Peruvian Archaeology

    The story of the origins and development of Peruvian archaeology begins with the earliest Spanish contact in 1524, and…
  • Peruvian Archaeology

    The colorful Fabrics and Textiles of Peru

    Europe’s first knowledge of Peruvian textiles was acquired following the Spanish invasion of Peru in 1532, when the…
  • Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales

    The Jeweled Frog and the Condor

    By a quiet pond, at the side of a cloud-topped mountain in Peru, lived a small green frog and his large green family.…
  • Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales

    Huatya Curi and the Five Condors

    A long time ago, at the jagged top of the world where the snow lives, there was a poor young man named Huatya Curi. His…