Peru 1951 10 centavos

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The ten centavos denomination was originally occupied by the silver dinero, struck 1863-1917. It was superseded by a copper-nickel coin in 1918, which was replaced by a brass type in 1942 when World War Two drove up the price of nickel.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 1945-51, features a numeric date. The 1951 comes with a thick (3 g, struck 1949-51) and thin planchet (2.7 g, struck 1951-65). It is accompanied by brass five and twenty centavos.

Recorded mintage: 7,324,000.

Specification: 3 g or 2.7 g, brass, 20 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 226.2 (3 g) and 224.2 (2.7 g).


  • 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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