Peruvian Sol | Peru Currency | Peru sol | Centimo
The Sol is the official currency of Peru. It is subdivided into 100 centimos. The official currency code is PEN. In 1991, the Sol replaced the Peruvian inti and the name is a return to that of Peru’s historic currency. In 1991, at its introduction of currency; the currency was officially called nuveo sol, but Peruvian Congress voted to rename the currency simply sol on November 13, 2015. On 1 July 1991, the new currency put into use by Law No.25, 295 to replace the inti at a rate of 1 sol to 1,000,000 intis. On 1 October 1991, introduced coins denominated in the new unit and introduced first banknotes on November 13, 1991.
In 1991, the current coins were introduced in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 centimos and 1 sol. In 1994, the 2-sol and 5-sol coins were added. One-and five-centimo coins are officially in circulation but these coins are used rarely. On December 2005, the aluminium one-centimo coin was introduced, but removed from circulation on May 1, 2011. In 2007, aluminium five-centimo coin was introduced.
10, 20, 50 and 100 soles banknotes were introduced in 1990. 200 soles banknote was introduced in August 1995. All notes are of the same size and contain the portrait of a well-known historic Peruvian on the notes.
Peruvian Sol (Peru):
1⁄100 = céntimo
10, 20, 50, 100, 200soles
5, 10, 20, 50 céntimos, 1, 2, 5 soles
Central Reserve Bank of Peru