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".
Banknote Front Image
The front of the 100 Nuevos Soles bill shows the picture of Jorge Basadre Grohmann, one of the country's most notable historians, born 1903 in Tacna. Next to him is the Paseo Civico de Tacna, Tacna's main plaza. Even a province in the Tacna Region has been named after him: Jorge Basadre.
Peruvian Personalities & Founders
Jorge Basadre Grohmann is one of the most notable Peruvian historians. As a professor, researcher and publicist Jorge Basadre opened a new page in ...
Banknote Back Image
The back of the 100 Nuevos Soles bill shows the National Library, the Biblioteca Nacional. Shortly after Jorge Basadre's appointment as its director in 1943, the library was destroyed by a fire. So the reconstruction became Jorge Basadre's primary aim. Jorge Basadre was also the founder of the National School of Librarians.
Banknotes in Peru that were issued from 1991 until 2008 have similar security features, making the verifying process much easier.
The watermark displays the image of the personality (Mr. Jorge Basadre Grohmann) with multitone and three dimensional features (Banknotes issued before 2011).
The security thread is a plastic strip that is inserted into the paper. Hold the banknote up to a light source and the text PERU 100 will appear crisp without any irregularities. Additionally, if you look closely a hologram appears with a map of Peru with changing color (Banknotes issued before 2011).
On the front there is a circle, actually an Inca design depicting the head of a Puma. On the back there is a ring and the center part is white. Holding the banknote up to a light source both images should line-up perfectly (Banknotes issued before 2011).
By placing the banknote horizontally in front of the eye, start tilting it up/down. The value of 100 should appear (Banknotes issued before 2011).
By using a magnifying glass the micro lettering PERU should appear repeatedly in the number 100 (bill value) - for Banknotes issued before 2011.
Around the personality on the banknote is a shadow created by using micro lettering of the word PERU (Banknotes issued before 2011).
When tilting the banknote up/down a reflective stripe becomes visible partially covering the face of the personality. Within the strip appear repeatedly the 100 (value) and BCRP (Banco Central Reserva Peru) - for Banknotes issued before 2011.
Optical variable ink
Below the National Emblem (right side) is the value of the banknote printed with optical variable ink. By placing the banknote horizontally in front of the eye, start tilting it up/down. The 100 changes from fuchsia to gold-green (Banknotes issued before 2011).