Peru 1934 centavo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1934 centavo rev DSLR.jpg

This specimen is a later date of a series of bronze centavos issued in Peru 1901-49. Numerous varieties exist, depending on the spacing and size of the legends. This "straight centavo" is considerably scarcer than the "curved centavo" type (KM 208.2) also recorded for 1934. In 1950, the coin was changed to zinc.

Recorded mintage: 1,185,000 (including KM 208.2).

Specification: 5 g, bronze, 19 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 211.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Yabar Acuña, Francisco, Monedas Fiduciaras del Peru, 1822-2000, Lima, 2001.

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