Peru 1-NUEVO SOL (KM374)

Peruvian anchoveta

Peru switched from the Sol to the Inti in 1985, then in another round of monetary reform they switched to the Nuevo Sol in 1991. 

This circulating commemorative coin is from the "Natural Resources of Peru" series and features a pair of Peruvian anchoveta waiting to be scooped up and put on a pizza. Eww. Below that is an ancient representation of the fishery.

The Peruvian anchovy fishery is one of the largest in the world (over two-thirds of the total) but it collapsed in 1973 due to over fishing and bad weather. It since made a comeback and apparently there are lots of them again.


Diameter
25.4 mm
Composition
Copper-Nickel-Zinc
Catalogue #
KM374
Obverse Legend
BANCO CENTRAL DE RESERVA DEL PERU 2013
Reverse Legend
LA ANCHOVETA ENGRAULIS RINGENS 1 NUEVO SOL

All coin images in Daniel's Coin Zoo are from my personal collection. I collect, research, and personally photograph every coin displayed on this site. PLEASE do not take my images without permission. If you would like to use any coin image you see, just ask meThank you.