Peru 1865/55-YB sol
The specimen shown is one of a series struck 1864-76 at the Lima mint. There are many varieties and subtypes of this basic design and later issues were emitted 1879-97 and 1914-16. The mintage of this date is not recorded but later issues were in the millions. All varieties listed in the SCWC note the overdate 1865/55, but variations exist in the assayer's initial ("Y.B." v.s "YB") and the presence or absence of the engraver's initials "R-B" in the stems of the wreath.
Recorded mintage: unknown; common.
Specification: 25 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.7234 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 196.1.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.