Peru 1954 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 It was superseded by a copper-nickel coin in 1918, which was replaced by a brass type in 1942 when World War Two drove up the price of nickel.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 1951-65, features a thinner planchet and a numeric date. All dates are available tho the 1954 is the scarcest date. It is accompanied by brass five and ten centavos.
Recorded mintage: 1,816,000.
Specification: 3.8 g, brass, 23 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 221.2b.
- 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.