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English translation:Intis
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04:52 Nov 13, 2008
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Bus/Financial - Other / Abbreviation of currency
Spanish term or phrase: I.S.
The abbreviation appears on a Peruvian widow's pension certificate. The value of the pension is IS 805.05. Since the pension was awarded in 1989, I presume the abbreviation refers to the inti (legal tender at that time in Peru), but I am not sure. Could anyone clarify?
Gwendolyn
Intis
Explanation:
I am just giving a semi-intelligent guess at this.
The inti was the currency of Peru between 1985 and 1991. Its ISO 4217 code was PEI and its abbreviation in local use was "I/.". Although they soon became worthless, the inti was divided into 100 céntimos.

The inti was named after Inti, the Inca sun god, to maintain the solar connection in the naming of Peru's currency (although, sol in the currency sense was actually ultimately derived from the Latin Solidus).



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Note added at 2 hrs (2008-11-13 07:25:17 GMT)
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Sorry, I didn't read the rest of your question. Now I am almost sure it means "Intis"
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David Brown
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Intis


Explanation:
I am just giving a semi-intelligent guess at this.
The inti was the currency of Peru between 1985 and 1991. Its ISO 4217 code was PEI and its abbreviation in local use was "I/.". Although they soon became worthless, the inti was divided into 100 céntimos.

The inti was named after Inti, the Inca sun god, to maintain the solar connection in the naming of Peru's currency (although, sol in the currency sense was actually ultimately derived from the Latin Solidus).



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Note added at 2 hrs (2008-11-13 07:25:17 GMT)
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Sorry, I didn't read the rest of your question. Now I am almost sure it means "Intis"

David Brown
Spain
Local time: 00:30
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