Peru 1914-FG 1/2 sol

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1914 medio sol rev DSLR.jpg

This type was struck 1864-65, 1907-08 and 1914-17. Unlike the similar 1/2 dinero (five centavos), dinero (ten centavos) and quinto (twenty centavos), this coin was minted only sporadically. Fortunately for collectors, many were saved and the type is not rare, even in uncirculated. It was replaced by a billon half sol (KM 216) struck 1922-35 and a brass half sol (KM 220) struck 1935-65.

Recorded mintage: 173,000.

Specification: 12.5 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 203.


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

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