Peru 1899-JF 1/5 sol

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1899 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, including 1899/8 and 1899/88. 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: 700,000.

Specification: 5 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 205.2.

Source:

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

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