Peru 1895-TF 1/2 dinero
This medio dinero, or half dime, was struck in Lima in 1895. Most issued after 1898 were made from melted down one sol coins. No known overdate varieties exist for this date. A earlier type, with a slightly different figure of seated Liberty, was issued 1863-64 (KM 189). The silver coin was replaced in 1918 by a copper-nickel five centavos.
Recorded mintage: 422,000.
Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 206.2.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.