Peru 1865-YB 1/5 sol

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1865 quinto sol rev 600.jpg

This quinto was struck 1863-75 in Lima, Peru. Most dates are readily available. Varieties and overdates abound; an 1865/4 is listed for this date. A later type, with a slightly different figure of seated Liberty, was struck 1888-1917 (KM 205). The type was replaced by a copper-nickel twenty centavos in 1918.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common in circulated condition.

Specification: 5 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 191.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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