Peru 1951 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 It was superseded by a copper-nickel coin in 1918, which was replaced by a brass type in 1942 when World War Two drove up the price of nickel.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 1945-51, features a numeric date. The 1951 comes with a thick (4.2 g, struck 1949-51) and thin planchet (3.8 g, struck 1951-65). It is accompanied by brass five and twenty centavos.
Recorded mintage: 2,941,000.
Specification: 4.2 g or 3.8 g, brass, 23 mm diameter, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 221.4 (4.2 g) and 224.2 (3.8 g).
- 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.