Peru 1955 centavo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1955 centavo rev DSLR.jpg

Many countries, including the United States, Belgium and the Netherlands, have experimented with zinc coins but have generally found them unsuitable. Peru seems to be an exception as this denomination was issued in zinc 1950-65 along with a zinc two centavos. Zinc coins as a class are difficult to find in nice condition as the alloy corrodes readily.

Recorded mintage: 3,400,000.

Specification: 1 g, zinc, 15 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 227.

Source:

  • 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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