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1991 - 50 Nuevos Soles banknote

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1991 - 50 Nuevos Soles banknote (front)
1991 - 50 Nuevos Soles banknote (back)
Monetary System
Nuevos Soles
Monetary Type
Current Banknote (in the process of being removed from circulation)
Front Image
Abraham Valdelomar Pinto
Back Image
Huacachina Lagoon (Laguna de Huacachina)
Circulation Date
01 of February 1991
Legal Tender
Diameter / Size
140 x 65 mm
cream / cream
Printer / Manufacturer
Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, BA Banknote, De la Rue International Limited, Bundesdruckerei, François-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire

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".

Banknote Front Image

On the front of the 50 Nuevos Soles is a portrait of Abraham Valdelomar Pinto, a famous known writer and historian, born 1888 in Ica. To his right appears the corner of the "Palais Concert". At that time the Palais Concert was the center for regular meetings of the intellectuals in Lima. It's on the Corner of Jr. de la Union with Av. de la Emancipación.

Abraham Valdelomar Pinto (1888 -1919)

Peruvian Personalities & Founders
Pedro Abraham Valdelomar Pinto was a famous Peruvian writer leaving us some of the most beautiful Peruvian narrations, short stories, plays for the...

Palais Concert

Historical Buildings
The Palais Concert was opened in 1913 originally as a confectionery, café and bar but almost immediately developed into the meeting place of the bo...

Banknote Back Image

The back of the 50 Nuevos Soles bill shows an image of the lagoon of Huacachina which lies in the district of Ica. 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.

Huacachina - a true oasis surrounded by a sea of sand

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
Scenically Peru seems to have it all: an ocean on the doorstep, beaches with palm trees, an impressive mountain range with deep valleys and high pl...

Security Features

Banknotes in Peru that were issued from 1991 until 2008 have similar security features, making the verifying process much easier.

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