Peru 1970 sol
The one sol denomination was originally occupied by the silver sol, struck 1888-1917. It was superseded by a billon coin in 1922, which was replaced by a brass type in 1943 during World War Two. This type, issued 1966-75, is common altho unspotted uncirculated specimens take some searching. It is accompanied by a brass half sol also featuring the vicuña. Various brass one sol coins, of ever shrinking diameter, were struck until 1981.
Recorded mintage: 12,336,000.
Specification: 9 g, brass, 28 mm diameter, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 248.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Yabar Acuña, Francisco, Monedas Fiduciaras del Peru, 1822-2000, Lima, 2001.