Few countries capture the imagination quite like Peru. In addition to lush, tropical climates, the imposing Andes mountains and Lake Titicaca, the region was once home to the mighty Incan Empire. From their capital in Cuzco, the Inca began conquering neighboring tribes in the 15th century. Within 100 years, they had the largest nation on Earth – stretching 2,500 miles from Quito, Ecuador to Santiago, Chile.
The highly advanced Inca built a network of 14,000 miles of roads connecting their empire. But it proved their downfall when the Spanish arrived in 1532 and used the roads to quickly conquer the Inca. Peru gained independence in 1824, and in 1920 adopted a new constitution that protected native lands. But today all that remains of the Inca are their descendants and the ruins of Machu Picchu and other cities.
Add the romance of Peru to your collection with this 50% silver ó Sol. Issued from 1922-1935, its obverse bears the date beneath Peru’s coat of arms. The reverse depicts Liberty seated beside a column holding a shield. Order today!
- Year: Date Our Choice
- Product Type: Single Products
- Material: Silver
- Countries: Peru