Peru 1893-TF dinero
This dinero, or dime, was struck 1888-1916 in Lima, Peru, in respectable numbers. Many were saved and uncirculated specimens are available tho this date is scarce. Most issued after 1898 were made from melted down one sol coins. Varieties and overdates abound. A earlier type, with a slightly different figure of seated Liberty, was issued 1863-77 (KM 190). The silver coin was replaced in 1918 by a copper-nickel ten centavos.
Recorded mintage: 23,000.
Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 204.2.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.