Peru 1874-YJ dinero

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1874 dinero rev DC.jpg

This dinero, or dime, was struck 1863-77 in Lima, Peru, in respectable numbers. Many were saved and uncirculated specimens are available. Most issued after 1898 were made from melted down one sol coins. Varieties and overdates abound. A later type, with a slightly different figure of seated Liberty, was issued 1893-1916 (KM 204). The silver coin was replaced in 1918 by a copper-nickel ten centavos.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 190.


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

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