Peru 1969 10 soles KM-253
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.