The Central Reserve Bank of Peru launched a new version of the one Sol coin (S/.1,00). This new coin features the Shipibo-Konibo ceramic, which was found in the Ucayali rainforest region.
The bank asserts that the coin is legal tender, meaning it can be used in all economic transactions. It will go into circulation together with the current versions of the one Sol coin.
In the centre of the obverse of the coin, you can see the National Coat of Arms with the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Peru”, the year of minting and an eight-sided polygon.
On the other side of the coin, you can see the Shipibo-Konibo ceramic piece, two native houses and two anthropomorphic jugs. On this side, you can also see the logo of the National Mint with a geometric design and the phrase “Ceramica Shipibo-Konibo Cultura Viva” engraved above the ceramic piece. This slogan signifies that the culture of Shipibo-Konibo is still alive.
The Central Reserve Bank will issue 12 million coins that will become available nationwide.