Peru 1918 10 centavos
The ten centavos denomination was originally occupied by the silver dinero, struck 1863-1917. It was superseded by this copper-nickel coin in 1918, which was replaced by a brass type in 1942 when World War Two drove up the price of nickel. This sub-type, issued 1918-26, was replaced by a slightly different type issued 1935-41. It is accompanied by copper-nickel five and twenty centavos.
Recorded mintage: 3,000,000.
Catalog reference: KM 214.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.