Peru 1965 1/2 sol

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The twenty-five centavos denomination was little used in Peru until the issue of this one-year type in 1965. It commemorated the four hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Lima mint in 1965 and is accompanied by a twenty-five centavos (KM 238), sol (KM 240), twenty soles (KM 241, silver) and fifty soles (KM 242, gold). This denomination was issued in various forms until 1975.

Recorded mintage: 10,971,000.

Specification: 4.2 g, brass, 22.5 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Armando Pareja.

Catalog reference: KM 239.


  • 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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