Peru 1916-FG 1/2 dinero

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1916 medio dinero rev 600.jpg

This medio dinero, or half dime, was struck in Lima in 1910. Most issued after 1898 were made from melted down one sol coins. Varieties and overdates abound; for 1916, 1916/3 and 1916/5 overdates recorded in addition to the normal date. One reverse variety (shown here) has "FERUANA" instead of the proper "PERUANA" in the legend. 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: 860,000. The 1916 and 1916/3 are common; the "FERUANA" varieties are scarce.

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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