Sunday, May 22, 2011

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2011 - Santa Catalina Monastery

New circulating type:

"Monasterio de Santa Catalina"

This is the fifth coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru":

The Monasterio de Santa Catalina is a cloistered convent located in Arequipa, Peru. It was built in 1580 and was enlarged in the 17th century. The monastery is predominantly of the Mudejar style, and is characterised by the vividly painted walls.

(information by Pabitra Saha and Wikipedia)

LINK: Peru Central Bank
LINK: Monastery official site
LINK: Monastery in Wikipedia

Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 25.50 mm
Weight: 7.32 g
Mintage: 10 millions

The previous coins of the series:

1. Tumi de oro (2010)
2. Sarcofagos de Karajia (2010)
3. Estela de Raimondi (2010)
4. Chullpas de Sillustani (2011)

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