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Great Pajatén

Great Pajatén


The Central Reserve Bank of Peru put into circulation as of Wednesday, March 23, November, the new currencies of S /. 1.00 allusive to Gran Pajatén, the seventh of the Numismatic Series “RIQUEZA Y ORGULLO DEL PERÚ”

These coins are legal tender, they will circulate simultaneously with the current ones S /. 1.00 and can be used in any economic transaction.

The previous coins were allusive to the Golden Tumi (Lambayeque), the Sarcophagi of Karajía (Amazonas), Estela de Raimondi (Ancash), Chullpas de Sillustani (Puno), Monastery of Santa Catalina (Arequipa) and Machu Picchu (Cusco).

The characteristics of the new currency are:

Denomination: S /. 1.00

Alloy: Alpaca

Weight: 7.32g

Diameter: 25,50 mm

Singing: Striated

Year of Mintage: 2011

Obverse: Coat of Arms

Reverse: Denomination and motive alluding to Gran Pajatén

Issuance: 10 million units

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On the obverse we can see in the center the Shield of Peru, surrounded by the legend “Central Reserve Bank of Peru”, the year of coinage and a registered polygon of eight sides that forms the fillet of the coin.

In the back, in the center, one of the walls of the Gran Pajatén decorated with seated female figures. On the left side of the GRAND PAJATÉN design, the mark of the National House of the Currency in a geometric design of vertical lines and on the right side of the wall, the denomination in number, the name of the monetary unit in some wavy lines and in the top the phrase GRAN PAJATÉN S. XIII d. C.

Lima, November 23, 2011

Great Pajatén

It was the Chachapoyas culture that built the imposing architectural ensemble of Gran Pajatén, located at an altitude of 2850 meters above sea level. The Chachapoyas occupied northern sectors of the Amazonian Andes. They reached their cultural splendor Around 1000 AD, during which time Kuélap was built. For the same the beginnings of the construction of the Gran Pajatén must go back to then, if not in something later and belong tentatively to the XII century or XIII d.C. After the centuries and after stubborn resistance, the Chachapoyas They were incorporated into the Incario. This event was consummated when ruled the sovereign Huayna Cápac (1493-1525). Consequently also the Gran Pajatén ended up being part of the Tahuantinsuyo. The European irruption it must have motivated the depopulation.

Thick vegetation of tropical forest, which in the Amazonian Andes reaches altitudes still higher than 3000 meters above sea level, hid the superb constructions of the Gran Pajatén until its discovery in 1963. Some exhibit decoration. HE It deals with female figures with bulging bellies, those who sit and with Half-open legs give the sensation of being ready to light up. Because of his face solemn, underlined by the gigantic diadem that crowns them, perhaps they are representations of the Pachamama or Earth Goddess.

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