Peru 1863 centavo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1863 centavo rev DSLR.jpg

This specimen is from the first year the centavo was issued in Peru. It thereafter ceased to be issued until 1875, at which point the composition was changed to copper from copper-nickel.

Recorded mintage: 1,000,000 for 1863-64.

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 187.1.


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

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