Peru 1891-TF 1/5 sol

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection
another specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1891 quinto sol rev DSLR.jpg

This quinto was struck 1888-1917 in Lima, Peru. Most dates are readily available but 1914, 1915 and 1917 are scarce. Varieties and overdates abound. The type was replaced by a copper-nickel twenty centavos in 1918. An earlier type, with a slightly different figure of seated Liberty, was struck 1863-75 (KM 191).

Recorded mintage: 64,000 (a better date).

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

Catalog reference: KM 205.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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