Peru 1836-Areq M 1/2 real

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection
another specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1836Areq medio real rev DSLR.jpg

This coin is a one-year type issued from the Arequipa mint, and was the only unified republic half real to be issued from this mint. Arequipa would later issue half reales in 1837 and 1838 for the separate State of South Peru.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.65 g, 0.903 silver, 0.0354 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 144.4.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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