Peru 1-SOL (KM403) Spectacled Bear
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 the spectacled bear (aka Andean bear, Andean short-faced bear, Tremarctos ornatus). It is the only surviving species of bear native to South America and is endangered due to habitat loss.
- Diameter: 25.5 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM403