Peru 1900-JF 1/5 sol

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1900 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; for 1900, 1900/890, 1900/800 and 1900/800 JF/JR are recorded in addition to the normal date. 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: 750,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 205.2.


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

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