Monday, April 20, 2009


Peru 50 Soles 1977 UNC
Front: Túpac Amaru II
Back: Historic town of Tinta

Túpac Amaru II (José Gabriel Túpac Amaru b. March 19, 1742 in Tinta, Cusco, Peru – executed in Cusco May 18, 1781) was the leader of an indigenous uprising in 1780 against the Spanish occupation of Peru. Although unsuccessful, he later became a mythical figure in the Peruvian struggle for independence and indigenous rights movement and an inspiration to a myriad of causes in Peru. He should not be confused with Túpac Katari who led a similar uprising in the region now called Bolivia at the same time

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