20 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 1991)

20 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 1991)20 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 1991)

20 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 1991)
20 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 1991)

Banknote Front Image

On the front of the 20 Nuevos Soles banknote is the picture of Mr. Raúl Porras Barrenechea, Peruvian professor, journalists and diplomat. He was born 1897 in Pisco. Next to his picture appears the main inner courtyard of the "National University Mayor de San Marcos" where he taught as a professor.

Banknote Back Image

The illustration on the back side of the 20 Nuevos Soles shows the facade of the Palace "Torre Tagle", considered to be one of the most magnificent historical buildings in South America and reflecting the elegance and grace of the architecture in the early 18th century. The palace is currently home to the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Rául Porras Barrenechea was the Foreign Secretary between 1958 and 1960. The Palacio Torre Tagle is located at Jr. Ucayali 363, in the city center of Lima a couple of blocks east of the Plaza Mayor (former Plaza de Armas).

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 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 20 will appear crisp without any irregularities (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 20 should appear (Banknotes issued before 2011).

Micro lettering

By using a magnifying glass the micro lettering PERU should appear repeatedly in the number 20 (bill value) (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 20 (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 20 changes from fuchsia to gold-green (Banknotes issued before 2011).

  • Watermark

    The watermark displays the image of the personality (Mr. Raúl Porras Barrenechea) 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 20 will appear crisp without any irregularities.

  • 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 20

    By placing the banknote horizontally in front of the eye, start tilting it up/down. The value of 20 should appear.

  • Micro-Lettering

    By using a magnifying glass the micro lettering PERU should appear repeatedly in the number 20 (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 20 (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 20 changes from fuchsia to gold-green.

Specifications

Value: 20 Nuevos Soles (New Suns)
Front Image: Raúl Porras Barrenechea
Back Image: Torre Tagle Palace
Circulation Date: 01 February 1991
Legal Tender: Yes
Size: 140 x 65 mm
Material: 100% Cotton
Color/s: Orange / Orange
Printer: De la Rue International Limited, Giesecke & Devrient and François-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire

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