Peru 1940 10 centavos
The ten centavos denomination was originally occupied by the silver dinero, struck 1863-1917. It was superseded by a copper-nickel coin in 1918, which was replaced by a brass type in 1942 when World War Two drove up the price of nickel.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 1935-41, replaced a slightly different type issued 1918-26. It is accompanied by copper-nickel five and twenty centavos.
Recorded mintage: 2,000,000.
Catalog reference: KM 214.2.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.