Peru 1897-JF 1/5 sol
This quinto was struck 1888-1917 in Lima, Peru. Most dates are readily available but 1914, 1915 and 1917 are scarce. For 1897 there are no known overdates, but three assayer initial combinations are known; JF, JR, and VN. 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: 745,000.
Specification: 5 g, 0.900 fine silver, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 205.2.
- Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 4th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2004.