Peru 1831-Cuz G 1/2 real

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

The specimen shown is a half real struck at the Cuzco mint in 1831, while the republic was still intact. In this year the mint name was written with some of the letters overlapping. The Cuzco mint operated intermittently through its history but was busiest in the 1820's and 1830's.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, 903 fine silver, 0.0490 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 144.2.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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