Be carfeul expaters...
Over the weekend, I received 3 counterfeit 5 soles - coins; all from the same mercado.
I haven't examined closely, vs. a GOOD coin - but my Peruvian wife & daughter saw the problem immediately.
Be aware that Peru was listed as the COUNTERFEIT CASH CAPITAL OF THE (ENTIRE) WORLD - for 2010!
This is why the merchants examine every larger coin & billette - you give them; but they "missed" these coins.
I guess I have no recourse, even tho I am sure where they came from (don't like a lot of change in my pockets).
I was WRONG to assume that criminals wouldn't invest their time in 5 soles coins...