Peru 1861-YB 1/2 real

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This half real was struck in Lima for Peru in 1861. During this transition period, fractionals denominated in reales mixed with those denominated in centavos and centimos. All coinage after 1858 ceased using the "standing liberty" motif and began using the "seated liberty" design. After 1863 the denomination "real" ceased to be minted altho the word "real" was applied to the dinero coin until at least World War One.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.25 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.0361 oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 180.


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

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