Peru 1948 centavo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1948 centavo rev DC.jpg

This specimen is a later date of a series of bronze centavos minted at Lima for Peru 1901-49. Numerous varieties exist, depending on the spacing and size of the legends. This subtype, weighing ony 2.5 grams, replaced the earlier five gram centavo in 1941. In 1950, the coin was changed to zinc.

Recorded mintage: 3,195,000.

Specification: 2.5 g, bronze, 19 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 211a.


  • 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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