Peru 1855 1/4 real

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This type was struck at Lima 1826-56. The date is listed in the SCWC as common, tho all Peruvian minors are scarcer in nice condition than the catalog values would indicate; among the quarter reales, only the 1855 is frequently seen. Many overdates are listed, for 1855, a 1855/53 and 1855/3 is listed.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.84 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.024 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 143.1.


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

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