Peru 1859-YB 25 centavos

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This twenty-five centavos piece was one of a series of coins issued to move Peru into decimal coinage. It replaced the two reales familiar since colonial times and was, in turn, replaced by the quinto de sol. It is relatively uncommon and a one-year issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.25 g, 0.0900 silver, 0.1808 ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 182.


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

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