Peru 1910-FG dinero

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This dinero, the equivalent of a dime, was struck in Lima, Peru, in 1910. Most issued after 1898 were made from melted down one sol coins. Varieties and overdates abound; for 1910, assayer varieties FG/JF and FG/JG are recorded. A earlier type, with a slightly different figure of seated Liberty, was issued 1863-64. The silver coin was replaced in 1918 by a copper-nickel five centavos.

Recorded mintage: 210,000.

Specification: 2.50 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 204.2.

Source:

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

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