Peru 1965 20 soles

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This silver twenty soles was minted in Lima in 1965 to commemorate the four hundredth anniversary of the founding of that mint in 1565. The design features a "pillars and waves" eight reales, the first coin from the mint. This issue is not known in worn condition, so it does not seem to have circulated.

Recorded mintage: 150,000.

Specification: 8 g, .900 fine silver, 24.2 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 241.

Source:

  • 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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