Peru 1897-JF dinero
This dinero, or dime, was struck 1888-1916 in Lima, Peru, in respectable numbers. Many were saved and uncirculated specimens are available. This date is common. Most issued after 1898 were made from melted down one sol coins. Varieties and overdates abound. A earlier type, with a slightly different figure of seated Liberty, was issued 1863-77 (KM 190). The silver coin was replaced in 1918 by a copper-nickel ten centavos. There are two varieties for the year, that with the assayers JF (shown here) and with the assayers VN.
Recorded mintage: 511,000.
Specification: 2.5 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.0723 ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 204.2.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.