Peru 1940 centavo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is a later date of a series of bronze centavos issue in Peru 1901-49. Numerous varieties exist, depending on the spacing and size of the legends. This is the "straight centavo" type (KM 208.2). In 1950, the coin was changed to zinc.

Recorded mintage: 1,250,000.

Specification: 5 g, bronze, 19.5 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 208.2.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Yabar Acuña, Francisco, Monedas Fiduciaras del Peru, 1822-2000, Lima, 2001.

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