Peru 1891-TF 1/2 dinero

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This medio dinero, or half dime, was struck in Lima in 1891. Most issued after 1898 were made from melted down one sol coins. Varieties and overdates abound; for 1891, no varieties are recorded. A earlier type, with a slightly different figure of seated Liberty, was issued 1863-64 (KM 189). The silver coin was replaced in 1918 by a copper-nickel five centavos.

Recorded mintage: 160,000.

Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 206.1.

Source:

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

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