Peru 1853 1/4 real
This type was struck at Lima 1826-56. The date is listed in the SCWC as common, tho all Peruvian minors are scarcer in nice condition than the catalog values would indicate; among the quarter reales, only the 1855 is frequently seen. Many overdates are listed, for 1853, no regular dates are listed, only 1853/31 and 1853/1.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: .84 g, .903 fine silver, .024 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 143.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.