Peru 1944 20 centavos
The twenty centavos denomination was originally occupied by the silver quinto, struck 1888-1917. It was superseded by a copper-nickel coin in 1918, which was replaced by a brass type in 1942 when World War Two drove up the price of nickel.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 1942-44, features a thick planchet and a numeric date. This date, a product of the Lima mint, is common. It is accompanied by brass five and ten centavos.
Recorded mintage: 2,963,000.
Specification: 7 g, brass, 23 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 221.1.
- 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.