|ISO 4217 Code||PEI|
|Banknotes||5 000, 10 000, 50 000, 100 000, 500 000, 1 000 000, 5 000 000 intis|
|Central bank||Central Reserve Bank of Peru|
|This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.|
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).
The inti was introduced on 1 February 1985, replacing the sol which had suffered from high inflation. One inti was equivalent to 1,000 soles. Coins denominated in the new unit were put into circulation from May 1985 and banknotes followed in June of that year.
By 1990, the inti had itself suffered from high inflation. As an interim measure, from January to July 1991, the "inti en millones" (I/m.) was used as a unit of account. One inti en millones was equal to 1,000,000 intis and hence to one new sol. The nuevo sol ("new sol") was adopted on 1 July 1991, replacing the inti at an exchange rate of a million to one. Thus: 1 new sol = 1,000,000 inti = 1,000,000,000 old soles.
Inti notes and coins are no longer legal tender in Peru, nor can they be exchanged for notes and coins denominated in the current nuevo sol.
Coins were introduced in 1985 in denominations of 1, 5, 10, and 50 centimos, plus 1 and 5 intis. 20-céntimo coins were introduced in 1986. The 1 céntimo coin was issued only in 1985. The 5-céntimo coins were issued until 1986. All the other denominations were issued until 1988.
In 1985, notes were issued in denominations of 10, 50, 100 and 500 intis. The next year, 1,000 intis notes were added, followed by 5,000 and 10,000 in 1988. 50,000 and 100,000 intis notes were added in 1989. 500,000 intis denominations were added in early 1990, 1 million intis denominations were added in mid-1990, and 5 million intis in August 1990. The obverses featured:
- 10 intis - Ricardo Palma, writer
- 50 intis - Nicolás de Piérola, President, finance minister
- 100 intis - Ramón Castilla, President, Army Marshal
- 500 intis - Túpac Amaru II, revolutionary leader
- 1,000 intis - Andrés Avelino Cáceres, President, Army Marshal
- 5,000 intis - Miguel Grau, Navy admiral
- 10,000 intis - César Vallejo, writer
- 50,000 intis - Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre, politician
- 100,000 intis - Francisco Bolognesi, Army colonel
- 500,000 intis - Ricardo Palma
- 1,000,000 intis - Hipólito Unanue, medical doctor, nationalist
- 5,000,000 intis - Antonio Raimondi, scientist