Peru 1984 10 soles

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type, issued from Lima 1984 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) and steadily shrank until its termination in 1984. The bust is of Admiral Grau, victor of a naval battle against the Chileans in which he was killed.

Recorded mintage: 30,000,000.

Specification: brass, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 287.


  • 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.

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