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 20 Soles note front design features Raúl Porras Barrenechea (1897 – 1960), who was a Peruvian diplomat, historian, politician, and the President of the Senate. The reverse note side has the image of the Chan Chan archaeological complex. This note is part of the 2015 – 2016 series and, its color is brown, orange, green, red, and multicolor.
Text: PERU 20, Banco central de la reserva de Peru, Veinte Soles. Raúl Porras Barrenechea.Presidente, Director,Gerente General BCRP,PERU y VEINTE NUEVOS SOLES.20