Peru 1-SOL (KM-new) Mountain Tapir
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 Mountain Tapir (aka woolly tapir, Andean tapir). It is the second-smallest of the five species of tapir, and the only one to live outside tropical rainforests in the wild. Peru is also home to the South American tapir, which is listed as vulnerable but not endangered like its mountain cousin.
Thank you to Maria for sending this beautiful coin to me!
- Diameter: 25.5 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel-Zinc