Peru 1942 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 "straight centavo" is valued the same as the "curved centavo" type (KM 211a) also recorded for 1942. In 1950, the coin was changed to zinc.

Recorded mintage: 2,865,000 (including KM 211a).

Specification: bronze, 19 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 208a.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Yabar Acuña, Francisco, Monedas Fiduciaras del Peru, 1822-2000, Lima, 2001.

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