Peru 1856-L MB real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1856LM real rev DSLR.jpg

This type was struck at Lima 1841-56; the complete span of Peru standing liberty one reales runs 1826-56. Assayer MB is recorded for 1838-56. The date is listed in the SCWC as common, tho all Peruvian minors are scarcer in nice condition than the catalog values would indicate. The overdate shown here, 1856/5, is listed cheaper than the regular date. It was legal tender in the United States until 1857 for 12½¢.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .903 fine silver, .098 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 145.4.


  • [1]Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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