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
- CAT#: KM374