Peru

Peru

The Nuevo Sol (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnweβo ˈsol], (new sun) plural: Nuevos Soles; currency sign: S/.) is the currency of Peru. It is subdivided into 100 cents, called céntimos in Spanish.

The ISO 4217 currency code is PEN. It is most commonly referred to just as Sol.The name is a return to that of Peru's historic currency, as the Sol was in use from the 19th century to 1985. Although the derivation of Sol is the Latin solidus, the word also happens to mean sun in Spanish.

There is a continuity therefore with the old Peruvian inti, which was named after Inti, the Sun God of the Incas.

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