Peru 1903-JF 1/2 dinero

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This medio dinero, or half dime, was struck in Lima in 1903. Most issued after 1898 were made from melted down one sol coins. Varieties and overdates abound; for 1903, a 1903/803, 1903/893 and 1903/897 overdates are recorded in addition to the normal date. A earlier type, with a slightly different figure of seated Liberty, was issued 1863-64 (KM 189). The silver coin was replaced in 1918 by a copper-nickel five centavos.

Recorded mintage: 1,798,000.

Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 206.2.

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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