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PEN

The ISO 4217 currency code for the Peruvian Nuevo Sol.

PEN

ISO 4217 code for the Peruvian new sol. It was introduced in 1991, replacing the inti, which had replaced the first sol in 1985. It was issued to stem hyperinflation, which had plagued Peru in the late 1980s. Its inflation rate has historically been very low and it developed a reputation as a reliable South American currency.
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There were fifteen or twenty such pens, and it was a matter of only a couple of minutes to knock fifteen or twenty cattle and roll them out.
said Mr Brass, putting his pen in his mouth, and grinning spitefully at his sister.
Lecount laid down the Draft; Noel Vanstone laid down the pen.
It is not my business to teach you to spell," said Gertrude, taking the pen.
No, no," continued Danglars; "if we resolve on such a step, it would be much better to take, as I now do, this pen, dip it into this ink, and write with the left hand (that the writing may not be recognized) the denunciation we propose.
Very well, sir," said the host, "I'll give the pie and the bottle of wine to your servant, and in this way you will have the pen and ink into the bargain.
Melville's pen had rested for nearly ten years, when it was again taken up to celebrate the events of the Civil War.
This was a great deal better than to have to take up the pen to acquaint her with all the particulars of the Grants' intended journey, for the present intelligence was of a nature to promise occupation for the pen for many days to come, being no less than the dangerous illness of her eldest son, of which they had received notice by express a few hours before.
Look, this is what I think;" and she seized the pen boldly and traced, with a firm hand, the following words: --
A stream of glittering fish flew into the pen from a dory alongside.
He was kept chained in a pen at the rear of the fort, and here Beauty Smith teased and irritated and drove him wild with petty torments.
I have spent five hundred pounds this morning with a scrape of my pen.