Peru 1879 10 centavos
The specimen shown was struck in Brussels for Peru, in 1879-80 as a replacement for the normal silver dinero during the War of the Pacific against Chile. Similar copper-nickel five and twenty centavos were also emitted. The issue of the silver dinero, which ceased in 1877, resumed on a regular basis in 1888 and continued until 1917.
Recorded mintage: 3,005,000.
Specification: 5 g, copper-nickel, plain edge.
Catalog reference: KM 198.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Yabar Acuña, Francisco, Monedas Fiduciaras del Peru, 1822-2000, Lima, 2001.