Peru 1870-YJ 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. There is another (unconfirmed) assayer, YB, recorded for 1870.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 25 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.7234 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 196.3.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.