Peru 1895-TF dinero
This dinero, or dime, was struck 1888-1916 in Lima, Peru, in respectable numbers. Many were saved and uncirculated specimens are available. This date is common. 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. This specimen was lot 1281 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2018), where it sold for $166.60. The catalog description noted, "Lima, Peru, 1 dinero, 1895TF, NGC MS 64. Choice grade with no marks or wear, light speckled toning over muted luster, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65. NGC #4724466-006."
Recorded mintage: 90,000, a scarce date.
Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver.
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.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.