Peru 1864-YB 1/2 dinero

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This medio dinero, or half dime, was struck in Lima in 1864. Most issued after 1898 were made from melted down one sol coins. Varieties and overdates abound; for 1864, no varieties are listed by Bruce[1]. 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: unknown.

Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 189.

Source:

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

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