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 100 Soles note front design features Jorge Basadre Grohman (1903 – 1980), who was a Peruvian historian known for his extensive publications about his country’s independent history. The reverse note side has the Gran Pajatén (archaeological site located in the Andean cloud forests of Peru). This note is part of the 2015 – 2016 series and, its color is blue on multicolor.
Text: PERU 100, Banco central de la reserva de Peru, Cien Soles. Jorge Basadre Grohman.Presidente, Director,Gerente General ,BCRP,PERU y CIEN NUEVOS SOLES.100