100 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 1991)

100 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 1991)100 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 1991)

100 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 1991)
100 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 1991)

Banknote Front Image

The front of the 100 Nuevos Soles bill shows the picture of Jorge Basadre Grohmann, one of the country's most notable historians, born 1903 in Tacna. Next to him is the Paseo Civico de Tacna, Tacna's main plaza. Even a province in the Tacna Region has been named after him: Jorge Basadre.

Banknote Back Image

The back of the 100 Nuevos Soles bill shows the National Library, the Biblioteca Nacional. Shortly after Jorge Basadre's appointment as its director in 1943, the library was destroyed by a fire. So the reconstruction became Jorge Basadre's main objective. Jorge Basadre was also the founder of the National School of Librarians.

Security Features

The Peruvian currency Nuevos Soles has been in circulation from 1991 and since then undergone a couple of improvements of the security features. Today all banknotes have similar security features and this makes the verifying process much easier. Please click on the thumbnails/pictures below...

Watermark

The watermark displays the image of the personality (Mr. Jorge Basadre Grohmann) with multitone and three dimensional features (Banknotes issued before 2011).

Security thread

The security thread is a plastic strip that is inserted into the paper. Hold the banknote up to a light source and the text PERU 100 will appear crisp without any irregularities. Additionally, if you look closely a hologram appears with a map of Peru with changing color (Banknotes issued before 2011).

Matching Circles

On the front there is a circle, actually an Inca design depicting the head of a Puma. On the back there is a ring and the center part is white. Holding the banknote up to a light source both images should line-up perfectly (Banknotes issued before 2011).

Hidden Number

By placing the banknote horizontally in front of the eye, start tilting it up/down. The value of 100 should appear (Banknotes issued before 2011).

Micro lettering

By using a magnifying glass the micro lettering PERU should appear repeatedly in the number 100 (bill value) - for Banknotes issued before 2011.

Micro lettering

Around the personality on the banknote is a shadow created by using micro lettering of the word PERU (Banknotes issued before 2011).

Reflective stripe

When tilting the banknote up/down a reflective stripe becomes visible partially covering the face of the personality. Within the strip appear repeatedly the 100 (value) and BCRP (Banco Central Reserva Peru) - for Banknotes issued before 2011.

Optical variable ink

Below the National Emblem (right side) is the value of the banknote printed with optical variable ink. By placing the banknote horizontally in front of the eye, start tilting it up/down. The 100 changes from fuchsia to gold-green (Banknotes issued before 2011).

  • Watermark

    The watermark displays the image of the personality (Mr. Jorge Basadre Grohmann) with multitone and three dimensional features.

  • Security Stripe

    The security thread is a plastic strip that is inserted into the paper. Hold the banknote up to a light source and the text PERU 100 will appear crisp without any irregularities. Additionally, if you look closely at the part of the security thread that is on the surface of the banknote a hologram appears with a map of Peru and by slightly turning it will change its color.

  • Complete the Circle

    On the front there is a circle, actually an Inca design depicting the head of a Puma. On the back there is a ring and the center part is white. Holding the banknote up to a light source both images should line-up perfectly.

  • Discover the Hidden Number 100

    By placing the banknote horizontally in front of the eye, start tilting it up/down. The value of 100 should appear.

  • Micro-Lettering

    By using a magnifying glass the micro lettering PERU should appear repeatedly in the number 100 (bill value).

    Around the personality on the banknote is a shadow created by using micro lettering of the word PERU.

    Under the writing "Banco Central de Reserva del Perú" (top left corner) is a line created with micro lettering (repeatedly the text: BANCO CENTRAL DE RESERVA DEL PERU).

  • Reflective Stripe

    When tilting the banknote up/down a reflective stripe becomes visible partially covering the face of the personality. Within the strip appear repeatedly the 100 (value) and BCRP (Banco Central Reserva Peru).

  • Optical variable Ink

    Below the National Emblem (right side) is the value of the banknote printed with optical variable ink. By placing the banknote horizontally in front of the eye, start tilting it up/down. The number 100 changes from fuchsia to gold-green.

Specifications

Value: 100 Nuevos Soles (New Suns)
Front Image: Jorge Basadre Grohmann
Back Image: National Library (Biblioteca Nacional)
Circulation Date: 01 February 1991
Legal Tender: Yes
Size: 140 x 65 mm
Material: 100% Cotton
Color/s: Light Blue / Light Blue
Printer: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, BA Banknote and François-Charles O. Fiduciaire

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