Peru 1864 centavo

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This specimen is from the second 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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