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