Peru 1875-YJ 1/5 sol

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This quinto was struck 1863-75 in Lima, Peru. Most dates are readily available including this one. For this date, there is one overdate (1875/65) and two assayers (YB and YJ). This is the only date for which the assayer combination YJ exists. A later type, with a slightly different figure of seated Liberty, was struck 1888-1917 (KM 205). The type was replaced by a copper-nickel twenty centavos in 1918.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5 g, 0.900 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 191.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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