Peru 1983 5 soles
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.