Peru 1969 10 soles KM-253

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type, issued 1969 only, reflects the accelerating pace of inflation which devastated Peru in the late 1970's and 1980's. The ten soles denomination was first issued as a copper-nickel coin in 1969 (KM 253, shown here) and steadily shrank until its termination in 1984. A gold ten soles (KM 236) also exists for 1969. The obverse, depicting stylized fish, bears Paris mint privy marks tho probably wasn't struck there.

Recorded mintage: 15,000,000.

Specification: 10 g, copper-nickel, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 253.


  • 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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