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New 5 Soles coin in circulation this October

The Central Reserve Bank puts a new S/. 5 coin into circulation

The coin with the new design will be available on the 19th of October

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The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP) announced that from 00:00 hours on October the 19th this coin with slight design changes and new security features will be available to the public.

The front of the coin is almost equal to the current. The Peruvian Coat of Arms forms the center piece that is surrounded by the writing along the edge of the coin: "Banco Central de Reserva del Perú" (Central Reserve Bank of Peru). The year of issue is also placed on this side of the coin.

On the back several changes are noticeable: The denomination (5) and the Frigate bird from the Nazca Lines have changed sides. Next to the number eight vertical zigzag lines have been incorporated in the design. Also visible is the repetitive writing of PERU along the edge (8 times).

Very surprising to see is the fact, that the coin shows only "SOLES" as the monetary unit and not NUEVOS SOLES. Below the monetary unit you can observe the logo (markings) of the Peruvian National Mint.

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Comparison of the new coin (top) and the previous version (bottom)

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