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. In 2015 the "Nuevo" was dropped, and the currency was once again the Sol.
This circulating commemorative coin is from the "Endangered Fauna of Peru" series and features Darwin's rhea aka the Lesser rhea (Rhea pennata) aka "suri".These flightless birds stand about one metre tall and have sharp weaponized toenails.
Thank you to Maria for finding and sending this coin to me!
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