Peru 1840-Areq MV 4 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1840Areq 4 reales rev DSLR.jpg

This type was struck at Arequipa 1836 and 1839-40 and is somewhat scarce. Being only .667 fine silver, it was likely not accepted outside of Peru. The matching eight reales from Arequipa is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13 g, .667 fine silver, .278 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 151.2.


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

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