Peru 1941 20 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The twenty centavos denomination was originally occupied by the silver quinto, struck 1888-1917. It was superseded by a copper-nickel coin in 1918, which was replaced by a brass type in 1942 when World War Two drove up the price of nickel. This sub-type, issued 1940-41, features a thick planchet and a numeric date. This date, a product of the Lima mint, is common. Similar five and ten centavos exist.

Recorded mintage: 1,000,000.

Specification: copper-nickel, 24 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 215.2.


  • 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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