Peru 1981 50 soles
This type, issued 1979-83 from Lima, reflects the accelerating pace of inflation which devastated Peru in the late 1970's and 1980's. In 1985, the inti (= 1000 soles) supplanted the sol but was unable to stem the inflation.
Recorded mintage: 19,923,000.
Specification: 9 g, aluminum bronze.
Catalog reference: KM 273.
- 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.