REPUBLIC OF PERU, September 2017150th Anniversary of the Independence of Peru – Tupac Amaru II
This month’s coin celebrates Peru, the important history of Túpac Amaru II, and an award winning article by Alan Luedeking found in a previous issue of NI’s “Bulletin.”
José Gabriel Túpac Amaru (March 19, 1742 – May 18, 1781) — known as Túpac Amaru II — was a leader of an indigenous uprising in 1780 against the Spanish in Peru. Although unsuccessful, he later became a mythical figure in the Peruvian struggle for independence and indigenous rights movement and an inspiration to myriad causes in Peru. Be sure to read the excellent NIB article here.
Obverse: Bust of Túpac Amaru II right. Value (50) to left. Inner Legend: CINCUENTA SOLES DE ORO; Legend: SESQUICENTENARIO DE LA INDEPENDENCIA DEL PERU . 1821 . 1971 . Reverse lengend: BANCO CENTRAL DE RESERVA DEL PERU 8 DECIMOS FINO . 1971 . The coin was designed by Armando Pareja with the Lima mintmark incorporated with his monogram, the coin had a mintage of one hundred thousand.