Peru 1863-YB 1/2 dinero
This medio dinero, or half dime, was struck in Lima in 1863. Most issued after 1898 were made from melted down one sol coins. Varieties and overdates abound; for 1863, no varieties are recorded. A later type, with a slightly different figure of seated Liberty, was issued 1890-1917 (KM 206). The silver coin was replaced in 1918 by a copper-nickel five centavos.
Recorded mintage: 228,000.
Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 189.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.