Peru 1983 5 soles

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type, issued 1978-83 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: 12,720,000 (a scarce date).

Specification: 4.24 g, brass, 22.49 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 271.


  • 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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