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.
- Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.