Peru 1916-FG sol

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

The specimen shown is one of a sub-type struck only in 1916, but using the basic design used 1864-1896 and again from 1914-1916 at the Lima mint for Peru. There are many varieties and subtypes of this basic design. This particular variety has LIBERTAD struck in relief rather than incuse (KM 196.27). After 1916, the the silver fineness was reduced to 0.500, though the same design elements persisted until 1935.

Recorded mintage: 1,927,000.

Specification: 25 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.7234 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 196.28.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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