The Sol is the official currency in Peru since 1991, replacing the indi that would be the currency used after that date. At first, the name “new sun” was used to differentiate it from the “old” circulated between 1985 and 1991. In 2015, the Peruvian government decided that the “new sun” would be called “sun”, eliminating the use of the terminology of (S /.) In the monetary sign (S /). Today denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 Peruvian Soles circulate.
The 10 Soles note front design features José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzales at the right (1914 – 1941), who was a Peruvian military aviator and posthumously became a national hero for his actions at Zarumilla. The reverse note side has the image of Machu Picchu. This note is part of the 2015 – 2016 series and, its color is red, green, and multicolor.
Text: PERU 10, Banco central de la reserva de Peru, Diez Soles. José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzales. Presidente, Director,Gerente General, BCRP,PERU y DIEZ NUEVOS SOLES.10