Peru 1996 50 centimos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1996 50 centimos rev DSLR.jpg

This type, issued 1991-96 from Lima, superseded the inflation ravaged inti (1 nuevo sol = one million intis). Amazingly, this reform has stuck and the 50 centimos is still in use tho this design is no longer in production.

Recorded mintage: 5,000,000.

Specification: 5.45 g, copper-nickel-zinc, 22 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 307.1.


  • 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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