Peru 1954 20 centavos KM-234

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In 1954, the Lima mint interrupted its sequence of liberty head twenty centavos to issue this type commemorating Marshal Castilla, hero of the war of independence and one of Peru's early presidents. The regular issue resumed and continued until 1965. A similar ten and five centavos (KM 233 and KM 232) were also minted.

Recorded mintage: 799,000 plus 1,816,000 of the regular type.

Specification: brass, 24 mm diameter, designed by Raymond Testu.

Catalog reference: KM 234.


  • 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.

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