Sol de oro: coin from Republic of Peru (1935-1985)


50 sol de oro, 1980: Republic of Peru

50 sol de oro, 1980: Republic of Peru

BANCO CENTRAL DE RESERVA DEL PERU: Central Reserve Bank of Peru.

50 SOLES DE ORO 1980.

LIMA monogram (minmark of Lima Mint, Peru).

Coat of arms of Peru: vicuña animal, henna tree (hina), horn of plenty (cornucopia), laurel wreath.

Mintage: 452.573.000.

  • Aluminium-bronze: 28 mm - 9 g
  • Reference price: 0.5$

COIN SOL DE ORO — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF PERU (1935-1985): sol de oro = 100 centavo

About the name of the coin sol de oro: since 1863, with a short break on the inti, the currency of Peru there is the sol. It is interesting that at first the currency was called simply "sol", then "sol de oro", then "nuevo sol", and since 2015 — "sol" again. That is, there are three formally different, but related, coin names.
As for sol de oro, the name comes from two Spanish words: "sol" (sun) and "oro" (gold). That is, literally "sol de oro" — "golden sun" (the sun is one of the national symbols of Peru).