Peru 1975 200 soles

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type, issued 1974-78 from Lima, reflects the accelerating pace of inflation which devastated Peru in the late 1970's and 1980's. This denomination was issued to honor two pioneers of aviation in Peru, Jorge Chavez and José Quiñones. It is not quite big enough to count as a peso but was hoarded anyway.

Recorded mintage: 25,000.

Specification: 22 g, .800 fine silver, .566 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 262.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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