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".
Banknote Front Image
The 200 Nuevos Soles bill is decorated on the front with the effigy of the Saint Rose of Lima, patron saint of Latin America, India and the Philippines, born in 1586. St. Rose was beatified by Pope Clement IX in 1667, and canonized in 1671 by Pope Clement X as the first Catholic in the Americas to be canonized by the Roman Church. Next to her portrait is the well of the wishes, a place often visited by her believers.
Peruvian Personalities & Founders
Santa Rosa de Lima is the patroness of Lima, Peru, the Americas and the Philippines. Already as a child Rosa was possessed with the veneration of r...
Banknote Back Image
The back of the 200 Nuevos Soles bill shows an image of the inside of the Convent of Santo Domingo. Saint Rose of Lima's shrine, alongside with those of her friends St. Martin de Porres and Alonso Abad, are within the Convent of Santo Domingo in Lima.
Historical Churches & Convents
The Church and Convent of Santo Domingo date back to the end of the 16th century. The church is famous in Lima for being the only one with a "real"...
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 (Saint Rose of Lima - Santa Rosa de Lima) 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 200 will appear crisp without any irregularities (Banknotes issued before 2011).
On the front and back of the 200 Nuevo Sol bill are to circles. The one on the front contains colors the one on the back only outlines. Holding the banknote up to a light source both images should line-up perfectly forming a symbolized rose (Banknotes issued before 2011).
By placing the banknote horizontally in front of the eye, start tilting it up/down. The value of 200 should appear (Banknotes issued before 2011).
By using a magnifying glass the micro lettering PERU should appear repeatedly in the number 200 (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).
Under the writing "Banco Central de Reserva del Perú" (top left corner) is a line created with micro lettering (repeatedly the text: BANCO CENTRAL DE RESERVA DEL 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 200 changes from green to blue (Banknotes issued before 2011).