Peru 1969 1/2 sol

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1969 medio sol rev DSLR.jpg

The half sol denomination was originally occupied by the silver medio sol, struck 1907-17. It was superseded by a billon coin in 1922, which was replaced by a brass type in 1935. This type, issued 1966-73 from Lima, is common altho unspotted uncirculated specimens take some searching. It is accompanied by a brass one sol also featuring the vicuña. Various brass half sol coins, of ever shrinking diameter, were struck until 1976.

Recorded mintage: 13,890,000.

Specification: 4.2 g, brass, 22.5 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 247.


  • 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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