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Peru collection coins recognized as best in Latin America

BCR inició acuñación de monedas de un Sol. Foto: BCR

BCR inició acuñación de monedas de un Sol. Foto: BCR

13:52 | Lima, Oct. 5.

Peru collection coins were awarded as best circulation coins at the 7th International Numismatic Convention held in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on October 1st.

The Andean country claimed the title at the LatiNum Awards 2014/2015 in the Best Circulation Coin category.

Three different versions of the “1 Nuevo Sol” coin held the top three places: Los Petroglifos de Pusharo (2015), Huaca de la Luna (2014) and Catedral de Lima (2014) —listed in rank order.

All coins issued between July 1st 2014 and June 30th 2015 took part in the competition.

The diverse repertoire included pieces from all Latin American countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras, among others. 

This year’s LatiNum awards consisted of three categories: Best Banknote, Best Circulation Coin, and Best Collection Coin.  
The 2015-2016 edition results were also announced at the end of the award ceremony. According to organizers, Peru has won the “Best Circulation Coin” category for its “1 Nuevo Sol-Casa de la Moneda” piece.

However, recognition will be awarded during the 8th edition of the mentioned convention. 

The award is given to Central Reserve Bank of Peru in its capacity as issuer and manufacturer. 

LatiNum Awards aims to honor design quality, technological innovation and other outstanding features of coins and banknotes issued all over Latin America.

Each category’s winner is chosen by collectors, experts as well as mint and central bank authorities who are in charge of the design, manufacture and issuance of coins and banknotes. 

(END) NDP/CVC/SMA/JHM/RMB

Published: 10/5/2016
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