Peru 1835-Cuz B 4 reales
The Lima mint issued colonial four reales until 1821. None were issued during the early years of independence. The specimen shown is a four reales struck at the Cuzco mint 1835-36. It and a similar type from Arequipa are the only issues from Peru proper noted as debased silver and may have been meant to complete with the ubiquitous Bolivian four soles of 1830. This type is the most common four reales of the republic of Peru.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.54 g, 0.667 fine silver, 0.290 oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 151.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.