10 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)

10 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)10 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)

10 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)
10 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)

Banknote Front Image

On the front of the new S/. 10 banknote you find the portrait of José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzáles, a Peruvian air force lieutenant and declared National Hero. He was born in April 1914 in the port city of Pimentel. After joining the Central Aviation School "Jorge Chavez", Quiñones adapted quickly to different flying techniques and soon was known for his acrobatic performances like flying only a few meters above ground with the plane upside down. In 1941 during the Ecuadorian-Peruvian war the fighter pilot José Quiñones sacrificed his life crashing with his plane into an Ecuadorian battery.

Banknote Back Image

The back of the new S/. 10 banknote shows Peru's probably most famous and most visited archaeological site, Machu Picchu. This amazing pre-Columbian city was built by the Incas in the 15th century. It's located around 80 km from Cuzco 2430 m above sea level in the midst of a tropical forest, probably one of the scenically most attractive mountainous territories of the Peruvian Andes. What made the Incas to build Machu Picchu at this remote area, how the Incas were able to construct a city with such dimensions, and what function the city had, is until now unclear.

But according to archaeologist Machu Picchu was a very structured city. It was divided into two main sections: the urban sector and the agricultural sector. The agricultural sector was formed by colossal terraces whose slopes were cultivated. The urban sector of Machu Picchu was divided into different areas: the Sacred Area with its great archaeological treasures like the Temple of the Sun and the Intihuantana, the Residential Area with housing for the lower class and storage buildings, the Industrial Area including factory housing and the Royalty Area , the place in town for the nobility and priests.

Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and in 2007, it was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

 

Security Features

With the introduction of the new Nuevos Soles banknotes in 2011 the Peruvian Central Reserve Bank has expanded the implementation of worldwide established security features. Today all banknotes have similar security features making the verifying process really easy. Checking the money you receive for authenticity doesn't take long. So please take the few seconds and check at least by means of the one or other security features explained below if your bills pass the examination.

Watermark

Hold the banknote up to a light source and the area free of prints will be displaying the watermark. The watermark on the S/. 10 bill shows the image of José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzáles, the 10 and an airplane. The watermark has multi-tone and three dimensional features giving you the impression of three distinct areas. Furthermore the watermark is formed by different thicknesses in the paper so it appears sharp and clear. On fake banknotes the watermark is printed on, looks blurry and lacks the appearance of the multi-dimensional image.

Security thread

The security stripe is inserted into the paper and can only be seen when holding the bill up to a light source. Then you can as well easily read the text PERU 10 on the stripe and if you have really good eyesight under it three times BRCP (or with a magnifying glass). The text appears clear without any irregularities.

Optical variable ink

Hold the banknote comfortably in both hands and concentrate on the big 10 left of the image of the personality. Bop the note slowly a little bit up and down. As the 10 is printed with an optical variable ink (OVI) it changes its color from pink to green when slightly turned. This security feature is really easy to identify, but very difficult to counterfeit. Therefore on faked bills you won't see any color changes.

Complete the number

Have a look at the upper left corner. There you can see the incomplete number 10, parts are printed in green. Turn the note and you find on the upper right corner again the incomplete number 10, this time parts are printed in yellow. Hold the banknote up to a light source and the green parts from the front and the yellow parts from the back complete the number 10 perfectly.

Hidden Number

Hold the banknote horizontally in front of your eyes and concentrate on the area right under the chin on the collar. Bop the bill slowly a little bit up and down. If you can find the right angle, the number 10 will appear.

Micro lettering

All new Nuevos Soles banknotes have the on first sight invisible security feature of micro-lettering. Only when using a magnifying glass you can read the prints. Look at the detailed description of all features in the below summery...

Micro lettering

All new Nuevos Soles banknotes have the on first sight invisible security feature of micro-lettering. Only when using a magnifying glass you can read the prints. Look at the detailed description of all features in the below summary...

Fluorescent Fibers

When you closely look at the S/. 10 bill you can see small grey to green fibers spread over the banknote (best discovered at the area free of print where the watermark is). When you place the banknote under UV light these fibers appear red or blue.

Fluorescent Features

Additionally to above mentioned fibers there are lots of other security features one can unfortunately only see under UV light. On the front of the S/. 10 banknote on José Quiñones chin the word BCRP appears under UV light. On the back of the S/. 10 banknote on the image of Machu Picchu three times BCRP10 emerge. And the beautiful Aríbalo (a typical Inca ceramic) on the left changes its color from plain dark yellow to two fluorescent colors, green and red.

  • Watermark

    Hold the banknote up to a light source and the area free of prints will be displaying the watermark. The watermark on the S/. 10 bill shows the image of José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzáles, the 10 and an airplane. The watermark has multi-tone and three dimensional features giving you the impression of three distinct areas. Furthermore the watermark is formed by different thicknesses in the paper so it appears sharp and clear. On fake banknotes the watermark is printed on, looks blurry and lacks the appearance of the multi-dimensional image.

  • Security Stripe

    The security stripe is inserted into the paper and can only be seen when holding the bill up to a light source. Then you can as well easily read the text PERU 10 on the stripe and if you have really good eyesight under it three times BRCP (or with a magnifying glass). The text appears clear without any irregularities.

  • Optical variable Ink

    Hold the banknote comfortably in both hands and concentrate on the big 10 left of the image of the personality. Bop the note slowly a little bit up and down. As the 10 is printed with an optical variable ink (OVI) it changes its color from pink to green when slightly turned. This security feature is really easy to identify, but very difficult to counterfeit. Therefore on faked bills you won't see any color changes.

  • Complete the Number

    Have a look at the upper left corner. There you can see the incomplete number 10, parts are printed in green. Turn the note and you find on the upper right corner again the incomplete number 10, this time parts are printed in yellow. Hold the banknote up to a light source and the green parts from the front and the yellow parts from the back complete the number 10 perfectly.

  • Discover the Hidden Number 10

    Hold the banknote horizontally in front of your eyes and concentrate on the area right under the chin on the collar. Bop the bill slowly a little bit up and down. If you can find the right angle, the number 10 will appear.

  • Micro-Lettering

    All new Nuevos Soles banknotes have the on first sight invisible security feature of micro-lettering. Only when using a magnifying glass you can read the prints. Look at the front of the bill; inside the 10 on the bottom right corner lines with the word BCRP alternating with lines with the word PERU (on the back of the bill you find the micro-lettered 10 on the left bottom corner) are visible.

    The nice ornament on the bottom left on the front of the bill consists of repeating rhombuses; in the middle are hexagons in which you see a smaller rhombus with the number 10 inside. On top and bottom of the ornament the text DIEZ NUEVOS SOLES is printed on the back of the bill you find the micro-lettered ornament on the bottom right.

    Nearly in the middle of the 10 Nuevos Soles banknote at the top and at the bottom a short stripe can be seen. Under a magnifying glass inside the stripe the word BCRP appears continuously. This stripe as well helps blind people to recognize the value of the bill (1 stripe is a S/. 10 banknote, two stripes S/. 20, three stripes S/. 50, 4 stripes S/. 100 and 5 stripes S/. 200).

  • Fluorescent Fibers

    When you closely look at the S/. 10 bill you can see small grey to green fibers spread over the banknote (best discovered at the area free of print where the watermark is). When you place the banknote under UV light these fibers appear red or blue.

  • Fluorescent Features

    Additionally to above mentioned fibers there are lots of other security features one can unfortunately only see under UV light. On the front of the S/. 10 banknote on José Quiñones chin the word BCRP appears under UV light. On the back of the S/. 10 banknote on the image of Machu Picchu three times BCRP10 emerge. And the beautiful Aríbalo (a typical Inca ceramic) on the left changes its color from plain dark yellow to two fluorescent colors, green and red.

Specifications

Value: 10 Nuevos Soles (New Suns)
Front Image: José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzales
Back Image: Machu Picchu
Circulation Date: June 2011
Legal Tender: Yes
Size: 140 x 65 mm
Material: 100% Cotton
Color/s: Green / Green

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