Meet influential figures from history and discover native fauna of South America’s Pacific Coast with this bold and beautiful four-note set of Uncirculated currency from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile:
- Colombia 5,000 Pesos: Lyrical poet Jos. Asunci.n Silva, who greatly influenced Modernist poetry in Spanish America, graces the front of this note along with images of a firefly and a frog. They also are found in his most famous poem Nocturno III, which is microprinted on the pedestal on the back. The note’s watermark is the moon. Printed 2001-2010.
- Ecuador 5,000 Sucres: Essayist Juan Montalvo spent most of his life in exile, writing powerful essays attacking a succession of his homeland’s dictators. He is featured on the front. The Galapagos cormorant, penguin and tortoise from the islands located off the country’s coast are shown on the back. The note’s watermark is the Tungurahua ‘Throat of Fire’ Volcano. Printed 1991-1999.
- Peru 10 Nuevos Sols: Fighter pilot Jos. Abelardo Qui.ones Gonz.les, shown on the front, was declared a national hero when he crashed his burning plane into an enemy position during the War of 1941 with Ecuador. The back depicts the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. The watermark is a plane. Printed 2009.
- Chile 1,000 Pesos: Hero of the War of the Pacific (1879-1883) in which Chile emerged victorious over Peru and Bolivia, Captain Ignacio Carrera Pinto is featured on the front of this polymer note. Behind his portrait is a stylized bellflower, Chile’s national flower. The back shows the snowy peaks of the Torres del Paine in Patagonia with native alpacas. Among the security features are a clear window showing Pinto’s portrait on the right. Printed 2010.
This set, including high-denomination notes, enhances the visual appeal and range of a currency collection at an affordable price. Order yours right away!