Peru 1879 2 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is a copper two centavos issued in Peru 1864 and 1876-79. It replaced an earlier copper-nickel issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM 188.1a.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Almanzar, Alcedo, and Dale Seppa, Coins of Peru, 1822-1972, San Antonio, TX: 1972.
  • Yabar Acuña, Francisco, Monedas Fiduciaras del Peru, 1822-2000, Lima, 2001.

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