The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCR) puts in circulation the fifth coin of the numismatic series called “Endangered Wild Fauna of Peru” alluding to the White-winged Guan.
This species is from northern Peru and lives between 400 and 1,400 meters above sea level in a narrow broken strip of dry forest that extends between Cajamarca, Lambayeque, and Piura, said Andina News Agency.
This coin can be used in any economic transaction and will circulate simultaneously with the current ones.
The White-winged Guan is a critically-endangered bird due to a severe loss of suitable habitat, and is also hunted for food, says Wikipedia. “The current population estimated to be approximately 350 individuals”, they inform, adding that they can be found today in Lambayeque, Cajamarca, and Piura.
Earlier this year the fourth coin of this series was released, featuring the Andean Tapir. Previous coins were allusive to the Andean Condor, the Tumbes Crocodile, and the Andean Spectacled Bear.