Peru 1-SOL (KM405) Andean Condor
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 Andean condor in flight. With a wingspan of up to 3.3 meters -- that's almost 11 feet for those in Liberia, Myanmar, and the USA -- it is exceeded by only four other birds. However, when overall weight is factored in, the Andean condor is considered the largest flying bird in the world.
Thank you to Maria for sending this beautiful coin to me!
- Diameter: 25.5 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel-Zinc
- CAT#: KM405