The impressive and mysterious city of Machu Picchu is called the pride of Peru. It is estimated that this city of the Inca civilisation was built in the middle of 15th century, and even today raises more questions than answers for many historians and travellers. Nowadays, it is not only one of the most mysterious, but also one of the most protected places in the world. The territory of Machu Picchu is a no-fly zone, and the number of tourist tickets is limited.
Legend says that the Inca territory located there was invaded by the Spanish conquistadors in 1532, but they did not manage to conquer the city on the slopes of the old mountain called Machu Picchu. Therefore, it remains unknown what happened and where the city residents fled.
Modern minting, partial gilding, and high relief technologies were used to produce this aged silver coin. The mysterious and impressive city is portrayed on the reverse of the coin while the obverse contains a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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